[Python-Dev] [RELEASED] Python 2.7 alpha 2

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Wed Jan 13 03:57:46 CET 2010

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Karen Tracey wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 12:29 PM, Benjamin Peterson <benjamin at python.org>wrote:
>> On behalf of the Python development team, I'm gleeful to announce the
>> second
>> alpha release of Python 2.7.
> Well yay.  Django's test suite (1242 tests) runs with just one failure on
> the 2.7 alpha 2 level, and that looks to be likely due to the improved
> string/float rounding so not really a problem, just a difference.  That's
> down from 104 failures and 40 errors with 2.7 alpha 1.
> Note on the website page http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.7/ the
> "Change log for this release" link is still pointing to the alpha 1
> changelog.

Just to add another "success" data point:  Zope2's trunk, as well as the
2.12 release, passes all tests (2535 on the trunk) and brings up the
appserver just fine under 2.7a2.

There is an obnoxious deprecation warning out of the distutils:

  DeprecationWarning: 'compiler' specifies the compiler type in
  build_ext. If you want to get the compiler object itself, use

which is likely a simple one-line fix, if I only knew what the hell it
was whining about. ;)  The warning is extra obnoxious because it doesn't
tell me what in *my* code triggers the warning (it (needs a 'stacklevel'

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