[Python-Dev] 3.6.1 release status and plans

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Mar 8 02:57:33 EST 2017

On 8 March 2017 at 11:59, Ned Deily <nad at python.org> wrote:

> An update on the 3.6.1 release:  As you probably noticed, 3.6.1 release
> candidate 1 was made available (finally!) two days ago.  Thank you for your
> patience as we worked though the details of producing a release using our
> new GitHub-based development workflow.  As we've noted, it's really
> important for all segments of the community to try using 3.6.1rc1 to help
> make sure something didn't break along the way.  Please report any
> potential problems via the bugs.python.org tracker and mark them as
> "release blocker".
> Because rc1 was delayed a week, I've moved the planned release date for
> 3.6.1 final back a week as well, now 2017-03-20.  That gives two weeks of
> exposure for rc1.  The plan is to, if at all possible, not ship any
> additional changes in the final beyond what is already in rc1 unless we
> discover any release-blocking critical problems in rc1.  The 3.6 branch
> remains open for new cherry-pick PRs etc but you should expect that any PRs
> that are merged into the 3.6 branch since the v3.6.1rc1 tag will first be
> released in 3.6.2, expected before the end of June (about 3 months).

And if anyone notices some oddities with sys.path initialisation, we're
aware of them and are looking into it: http://bugs.python.org/issue29723
(it currently appears to be a case where a fix that worked as intended in
Windows is unexpectedly leaving the parent directory of the given directory
or archive on sys.path when running directories and zip archives on other


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia
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