[Python-Dev] [RELEASE] Python 2.7.16 release candidate 1

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Sat Feb 16 20:10:48 EST 2019

I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of Python 2.7.16 release candidate 1. This is a prerelease for yet another bug fix release in the Python 2.7.x series. It includes over 100 fixes over Python 2.7.15. See the changelog at


for full details.

Downloads are at:


Please test your software against the new release and report any issues to


If all goes according to plan, Python 2.7.16 final will be released on March 2.

All the best,

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