Python 3.0 (pinin' for the fjords)
barry at python.org
Thu Jul 2 19:10:39 EDT 2009
Now that Python 3.1 is out, it seems there's been some confusion as to
whether there will be one last Python 3.0 release, i.e. Python 3.0.2.
At the PyCon 2009 language summit it was decided that there will be
*no* Python 3.0.2. Python 3.0 is different than all other releases.
There will be no last maintenance release and no ongoing security
releases. Python 3.1 is the replacement for Python 3.0, and it's
release schedule was accelerated specifically so that production users
would be able to switch immediately.
If you're using Python 3, you are strongly urged to update to Python
3.1. Python 3.1 will be a 'normal' release in that we're making all
the guarantees that we make for other releases. It is likely that
Python 3.2 is 18-24 months away, there will be Python 3.1.x
maintenance releases, and there will be one last Python 3.1.x release
after the final release of Python 3.2.
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