[Python-Dev] Python 2.6.7 release candidate 2 now available

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Sat May 21 02:53:14 CEST 2011

Hello to all you Pythoneers and Pythonistas,

I'm happy to announce the availability of Python 2.6.7 release candidate 2.
Release candidate 1 was not widely announced due to a mismatch between the
Mercurial and Subversion branches.  Barring any unforeseen issues, this will
be the last release candidate before 2.6.7 final, which is currently scheduled
for June 3, 2011.

As previously announced, Python 2.6 is in security-fix only mode.  This means
that general bug fix maintenance has ended, and only critical security fixes
are supported.  We will support Python 2.6 in security-fix only mode until
October 2013.  Also, this is a source-only release; no installers for Windows
or Mac OS X will be provided.

Please download and test this release candidate.


The NEWS file contains a list of changes since 2.6.6.


Many thanks go out to the entire Python community for their contributions
great and small.

(on behalf of the Python development community)

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