[Python-Dev] Python 2.6 to end support with 2.6.9 in October 2013

Ryan rymg19 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 3 21:53:53 CEST 2013

I'm still waiting on Python 2.7 for Android! Stuck on 2.6 for now...ugh!

Wonder if I can build it myself...

Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:

>Hello Pythonistas,
>Python 2.6.9 is the last planned release of the 2.6.x series.  This
>will be a
>security-only source-only release.  It is currently scheduled for
>2013, and after this Python 2.6 will have reached its end-of-life and
>branch will be retired.
>I would like to release 2.6.9rc1 on Monday, September 30th, and 2.6.9
>final on
>Monday, October 28th.  I've added both dates to the Python calendar.
>Here are the list of candidates still to be fixed for 2.6.9:
>- 18747 - Re-seed OpenSSL's PRNG after fork
>- 16037 - httplib: header parsing is not delimited
>- 16038 - ftplib: unlimited readline() from connection
>- 16039 - imaplib: unlimited readline() from connection
>- 16040 - nntplib: unlimited readline() from connection
>- 16041 - poplib: unlimited readline() from connection
>- 16042 - smtplib: unlimited readline() from connection
>- 16043 - xmlrpc: gzip_decode has unlimited read()
>These were the ones I previously had on my list, and I've now marked
>these all
>as release blockers for 2.6.9... for now.
>If you know of any others that I should be aware of, please let me
>If you can contribute to 2.6.9 by reviewing, testing, developing, or
>commenting, that would be greatly appreciated.  I will be spending some
>triaging these and any other issues that get identified as possible
>If you have any questions regarding 2.6.9, please contact me via
>mailing list
>or IRC.
>Python-Dev mailing list
>Python-Dev at python.org

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