[RELEASED] Release candidates for Python 2.6.8, 2.7.3, 3.1.5, and 3.2.3

Jean-Michel Pichavant jeanmichel at sequans.com
Mon Feb 27 15:23:00 CET 2012


Ben Finney wrote:
> Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> writes:
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>> On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 7:51 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
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>>> If you're pleased to announce their immediate availability, then
>>> please do that!
>>>       
>> Isn't it perfectly accurate to say that the RCs are now available?
>>     
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> Yes. What's not reasonable is to say that a candidate for release – i.e.
> something *prior to* release, by definition – is nevertheless released.
>
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>> Considering that "Release candidates" immediately followed "RELEASED"
>> in the subject line, I don't see any confusion.
>>     
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> Unless “release candidate” means nothing like what those words imply, it
> can't be both a release candidate *and* released.
>
> Either it's released, or it's not. If it's a release candidate, it's not
> released yet. If it's released, it's no longer a candidate for release.
>
> Saying it's simultaneously both is the confusion.
>
>   
What sort of release can you release ? A release candidate. If you can 
release a release candidate, a release candidate can be released, hence 
the released candidate release.

More important, we all thank the release team for their efforts and hope 
they're having fun reading us :o)

JM



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