myths about python 3

Ben Finney ben+python at
Fri Jan 29 23:29:31 CET 2010

Duncan Booth <duncan.booth at invalid.invalid> writes:

> Here's what I see in the Ubuntu packages. Python 3 seems only to be in the 
> universe repositories so far.
> Dapper: Python 2.4.2
> Hardy: Python 2.5.2
> Intrepid: Python 2.5.2, 3.0~b3 (universe)
> Jaunty: Python 2.6.2, 3.0.1 (universe)
> Karmic: Python 2.6.4rc1, 3.1 (universe)
> Lucid: Python 2.6.4, 3.1 (universe)
> WTF is rc anything doing in the main repository?

It's to be expected if the release team process specifies announcement
messages of the form “RELEASED: Python X.Y.Zrc2”. I have long argued,
without much traction, that the process should reserve the term
“RELEASED” for use only in reference to releases, not other things.

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Ben Finney

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