[Python-Dev] 3.7.0rc1 and 3.6.6rc1 now tagged - on to final!

Ned Deily nad at python.org
Tue Jun 12 04:10:38 EDT 2018

An update: 3.7.0rc1 and 3.6.6rc1 are now tagged and we now move on to the
final stages for 3.7.0 and for 3.6.6. The source code has been shipped to
our factory (in a tariff-free zone!) where the elves will produce the
final bits for the release. They promise to be done soon so stay tuned
for the release announcements later today.

In the meantime, the 3.7 and 3.6 branches in the cpython repo are open
for merges. As of the rc1 cutoffs (tags v3.7.0rc1 and v3.6.6rc1 in the
cpython repo), expect merges to 3.7 to appear in 3.7.1 and merges to 3.6
to appear in 3.6.7. Please continue to treat the 3.7 branch as if it were
already released and in maintenance mode. Please continue to pay
attention to CI test failures and buildbot test failures and see if you
can help resolve them. If you find something that may affect either final
release, please make sure to open a new issue on bugs.python.org, or
update an existing issue, and set the priority to "release blocker". As
always, improving the documentation never ceases so keep those updates
coming in. Prior to 3.7.0 final and 3.6.6 final, I will review doc
changes that have been merged and consider cherry-picking them into the
release materials. By the way, don't be fooled: if you build Python from
the 3.7 branch at the moment, the version will be "3.7.0rc1+" but changes
merged will be in 3.7.1; similarly for 3.6.

The clock is now ticking: 15 days until the final releases. Please do
what you can to encourage exposure and testing by ourselves and our
downstream users.

Once again, I want to thank everyone who has been involved so far in
helping us through the 3.7 endgame and who have given up their
personal time to work on making Python better. I remain deeply grateful.


Upcoming dates:
- 2018-06-27 3.7.0 final !!! and 3.6.6 final !!
- 2018-07-xx 3.7.1
- 2018-09-xx 3.6.7

  Ned Deily
  nad at python.org -- []

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