myths about python 3

Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at case.edu
Sat Jan 30 03:28:03 CET 2010


On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 5:29 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> 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.
>

Don't worry, it's not just Python. Ubuntu Hardy (IIRC) had a Firefox 3
beta in the repositories until a little while after the final release.
I don't know what's taking them so long to upgrade to the final 2.6.4
though.

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