RELEASED Python 2.6 final

konstantin konstantin.selivanov at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 17:53:02 CEST 2008


On Oct 2, 7:46 am, Barry Warsaw <ba... at python.org> wrote:
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> On behalf of the Python development team and the Python community, I
> am happy to announce the release of Python 2.6 final.  This is the
> production-ready version of the latest in the Python 2 series.
>
> There are many new features and modules, improvements, bug fixes, and
> other changes in Python 2.6.  Please see the "What's new" page for
> details
>
>      http://docs.python.org/dev/whatsnew/2.6.html
>
> as well as PEP 361
>
>      http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0361/
>
> While Python 2.6 is backward compatible with earlier versions of
> Python, 2.6 has many tools and features that will help you migrate to
> Python 3.  Wherever possible, Python 3.0 features have been added
> without affecting existing code.  In other cases, the new features can
> be enabled through the use of __future__ imports and command line
> switches.
>
> Python 3.0 is currently in release candidate and will be available
> later this year.  Both Python 2 and Python 3 will be supported for the
> foreseeable future.
>
> Source tarballs, Windows installers, and Mac disk images can be
> downloaded from the Python 2.6 page:
>
>      http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.6/
>
> (Please note that due to quirks in the earth's time zones, the Windows
> installers will be available shortly.)
>
> Bugs can be reported in the Python bug tracker:
>
>      http://bugs.python.org
>
> Enjoy,
> - -Barry
>
> Barry Warsaw
> ba... at python.org
> Python 2.6/3.0 Release Manager
> (on behalf of the entire python-dev team)
>
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Congratulations!

Konstantin



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