[Python-Dev] [RELEASED] 2.7 beta 1

Michael Ströder michael at stroeder.com
Sat Apr 10 18:45:21 EDT 2010

average wrote:
>> On behalf of the Python development team, I'm merry to announce the first beta
>> release of Python 2.7.
>> Python 2.7 is scheduled (by Guido and Python-dev) to be the last major version
>> in the 2.x series.  Though more major releases have not been absolutely ruled
>> out, it's likely that the 2.7 release will an extended period of maintenance for
>> the 2.x series.
> May I propose that the developers consider keeping this release *beta*
> until after the present Python moratorium?  That is, don't let it be
> marked as *official* until after, say, Python 3.3.
> There are so many features taken from 3.0 that I fear that it will
> postpone its adoption interminably

Whether 3.x is adopted by developers is IMO not influenced by the 2.7 release
schedule. At least the effect is highly speculative. So please simply release
2.7 when it's ready.

Ciao, Michael.

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