RELEASED Python 3.0rc3

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Sat Nov 22 03:26:59 CET 2008

On Nov 21, 9:06 am, Barry Warsaw <ba... at> wrote:
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> On behalf of the Python development team and the Python community, I  
> am happy to announce the third and last planned release candidate for  
> Python 3.0.
> This is a release candidate, so while it is not quite suitable for  
> production environments, we strongly encourage you to download and  
> test this release on your software.  We expect only critical bugs to  
> be fixed between now and the final release, currently planned for 03-
> Dec-2008.

I'm getting confused. Final release will just say Python 3.0, right?

And 2.6 is in final release? So when ActiveState speaks of
they mean a final release?

So, if the IDLE from ActiveState comes up and says 2.6 (indicating
final release), shouldn't the copywrite message also say 2.6
instead of 2.6rc1 as shown here?

Python 2.6rc1 (r26rc1:66438, Sep 13 2008, 09:20:38) [MSC v.1500 32
(Intel)] on win32
Type "copyright", "credits" or "license()" for more information.

    Personal firewall software may warn about the connection IDLE
    makes to its subprocess using this computer's internal loopback
    interface.  This connection is not visible on any external
    interface and no data is sent to or received from the Internet.

IDLE 2.6

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