[Python-Dev] release cadence (was: Request for CPython 3.5.3 release)

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Jul 5 21:05:21 EDT 2016

On Jul 06, 2016, at 10:02 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:

>On 6 July 2016 at 03:44, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
>> Projecting ahead, it probably means 3.7 in mid-2018, which is after the
>> Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release, so we'll only do one major transition before the
>> next LTS.  From my perspective, that feels about right.
>Likewise - 24 months is a bit too slow in getting features out, 12
>months expands the community version support matrix too much, while 18
>months means that even folks supporting 5* year old LTS Linux releases
>will typically only be a couple of releases behind the latest version.

Cool.  Not that there aren't other distros and OSes involved, but having at
least this much alignment is a good sign.

I should also note that while Debian has a release-when-ready approach, Python
3.6 alpha 2-ish is available in Debian experimental for those who like the
bleeding edge.

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