[RELEASED] Python 3.3.4

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Sun Feb 16 00:00:37 CET 2014


In article 
<CAFTm5RvZw=NvSmJb2vudE3gNYUevCDcyypSiji60ti8eWe+Tuw at mail.gmail.com>,
 Makoto Kuwata <kwa at kuwata-lab.com> wrote:
> By the way, I can't find Python-3.3.4.tar.bz2 in:
> http://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.3.4/
> 
> Python-3.3.{1,2,3}.tar.bz2 and Python-3.4.0.tar.bz2 are provided,
> but Python-3.3.4.tar.bz2 is not. Why?
> # I hope that Python-3.3.4.tar.bz2 is also provided.

The release managers decided that having three different source release 
formats was not necessary so, as of recent Python releases, the bz2 
format is no longer provided.  The newer xz compression format provides 
generally smaller files than bz2 and the gz format is provided because 
of its wide support.  (BTW, Python 3.4.0 is not released yet; some early 
alphas of 3.4.0 still provided .bz2 tarballs but the most recent ones, 
including the current rc1, do not.)

-- 
 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org




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