RELEASED - Python 2.1.2c1
tim.one at home.com
Fri Jan 11 07:24:16 CET 2002
> Can someone explain the protocol with these version numbers?
major . minor . micro
Micro releases are pure bugfix releases; 2.1.2 will be the second bugfix
release for version 2.1 of Python (the first bugfix release for 2.1 was
2.1.1). Note that there are no new features in a bugfix release. So, e.g.,
nothing new in 2.2 will appear in any 2.1.x release.
For more, read PEP 6 ("Bug Fix Releases").
> Will there continue to be 2.1.x releases?
Sorry, it's impossible to say -- it depends on whether anyone volunteers to
produce one. We were surprised (in a delighted way) when Anthony Baxter
popped up with an offer to produce 2.1.2. Heck, if someone cared enough to
do the work, there could even be a 1.5.3 release someday (go ahead -- hold
your breath <wink>).
> Or is 2.2 the real deal now?
If you want version 2.2 of Python, it's your only choice. BTW, Anthony also
volunteered to produce a 2.2.1 release.
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