Python 2 releases after 2.6

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Sep 11 20:48:47 CEST 2007


slinkp wrote:
> This seems to be a bit of a FAQ (at least among worried Zope
> developers  :-) ...
> What  are the plans for Python 2 releases after Python 2.6 / Python 3
> are released?
> 
> First, in the 2006 State of Python, Guido said:
> 
> """
> # 2.7: likely; may contain some 3.0 backports
> # 2.9 is as far as we'll go (running out of digits :-)
> """
> 
> Then there's PEP 3000, which says:
> """
> I expect that there will be parallel Python 2.x and 3.x releases for
> some time; the Python 2.x releases will continue for a longer time
> than the traditional 2.x.y bugfix releases. Typically, we stop
> releasing bugfix versions for 2.x once version 2.(x+1) has been
> released. But I expect there to be at least one or two new 2.x
> releases even after 3.0 (final) has been released, probably well into
> 3.1 or 3.2. This will to some extent depend on community demand for
> continued 2.x support, acceptance and stability of 3.0, and volunteer
> stamina.
> """
> 
> Has any of that changed (insofar as anyone can predict the future of
> course)?
> 
Well, since Tim Peters isn't around to channel Guido, let me just say 
"no". The above remains the current intention. 2.6 is intended to 
backport as many as possible of 3.0's new features.

regards
  Steve
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