[Python-Dev] PEP 407: New release cycle and introducing long-term support versions

Senthil Kumaran senthil at uthcode.com
Wed Jan 18 16:54:49 CET 2012

On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 09:26:19PM +1000, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> My original suggestion to Antoine and Georg for 3.4 was that we simply
> propose to Larry Hastings (the 3.4 RM) that we spread out the release
> cycle, releasing the first alpha after ~6 months, the second after
> about ~12, then rolling into the regular release cycle of a final
> alpha, some beta releases, one or two release candidates and then the
> actual release. However, I'm sympathetic to Antoine's point that early
> alphas aren't likely to be at all interesting to folks that would like
> a fully supported stdlib update to put into production and no longer
> think that suggestion makes much sense on its own.

This looks like a 'good bridge' of suggestion between rapid releases
and stable releases. 

What would be purpose of alpha release. Would we encourage people to
use it or test it? Which the rapid relase cycle, the encouragement is
to use rather than test.


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