[Python-Dev] 3.7.0 / 3.6.6 Update: all systems go for final releases!

Ned Deily nad at python.org
Tue Jun 26 02:39:35 EDT 2018

A quick update: after many months we are at the finish line. We are on
track (mixing metaphors) to release 3.7.0 (and 3.6.6) this week on
2018-06-27. Since 3.7.0rc1 shipped 2 weeks ago, I am aware of only two
noteworthy regressions that have been identified and now fixed. Since
the issues for both have the potential to impact some (but small)
subsets of 3.7.0 users and the fixes for both are straightforward and
appear to be low-risk, I am planning to cherry-pick the fixes for them
into 3.7.0 final without either another release candidate cycle or
waiting for 3.7.1. There may be some doc fixes that get cherry-picked
as well. At the moment, there are no plans for any bug cherry-picks for
3.6.6 final.

As you know, a new feature release is a big deal and something for all
of us to be proud of.  A new feature release also has various, mostly
minor, impacts to lots of different parts of our development
infrastructure: to multiple branches of the cpython repo, to
documentation builds, to different parts of the python.org web site,
etc. You will start to see some of the changes roll out over the next 24
to 36 hours and it may take some time until everything is in place.
So please be patient until the official release announcement goes out
before reporting release-related issues. Also be advised that over the
same period, there may be a few brief periods where commit access to
various cpython branches is blocked in order to do the necessary
release engineering. If you run into this, for example when trying to
merge a PR, please try again in a few hours.

Thanks and more later!


  Ned Deily
  nad at python.org -- []

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