[Python-Dev] Python 2.7 EOL date

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Aug 23 20:14:01 EDT 2018

On Aug 23, 2018, at 15:23, Eric V. Smith <eric at trueblade.com> wrote:
> On 8/23/2018 4:30 PM, Victor Stinner wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The reference is the PEP 373 "Python 2.7 Release Schedule". See the
>> "Update" section:
>> https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0373/#update
> We could probably make it more clear in this section and/or in https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0373/#id4 that there will be no 2.7 releases of any kind after 2020-01-01: no bugfix, no security, and no source releases after that date.
> I'll whip something up if there's general agreement.

+1 from me, but IIRC, Benjamin has said that the final 2.7 release may not happen *exactly* on January 1st (due to holidays and such), but that we should still consider that the “hammer date” when all support stops.  We should get some confirmation from Benjamin (the 2.7 release manager) on the (tentative) exact final release date, and then codify that in the PEP.  I’d be very happy if that, or say December 31 2019 were the actual last release date.


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