[Python-Dev] getting stable URLs for major.minor versions

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Jan 27 22:54:25 CET 2011

Am 27.01.2011 21:38, schrieb Brett Cannon:
> Because of all the writing I have been doing lately, I have been
> pulling up a lot of URLs pointing to various Python releases based
> around minor versions (e.g., Python 2.7, not specifically 2.7.1). What
> has been somewhat annoying is that there are no URLs which act as a
> redirect to the latest release of a minor version. For instance, it
> would be great if http://www.python.org/2.7 redirected to the Python
> 2.7.1 page.

The tradition is that /X.Y actually points to download/releases/X.Y.
These redirects haven't been added for 2.7, but are present for all
earlier releases, and 3.1. So unless there are strong objections,
I'll add the missing redirects soon.

> Get the ball rolling, I say we make http://www.python.org/version/2.7
> and http://www.python.org/version/2 redirect to the 2.7.1 release
> page, etc. Personally I would rather have http://www.python.org/2.7
> redirect to 2.7.1, but since that already redirects to 2.7.0 I doubt
> people would be okay with the change.

How about http://www.python.org/2.7.x redirecting to the latest 2.7.x
release? Likewise 2.x and 3.x.


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