[RELEASED] Python 3.4.5rc1 and Python 3.5.2rc1 are now available

Larry Hastings larry at hastings.org
Sun Jun 12 23:16:12 EDT 2016

On behalf of the Python development community and the Python 3.4 and 
Python 3.5 release teams, I'm pleased to announce the availability of 
Python 3.4.5rc1 and Python 3.5.2rc1.

Python 3.4 is now in "security fixes only" mode.  This is the final 
stage of support for Python 3.4.  All changes made to Python 3.4 since 
Python 3.4.4 should be security fixes only; conventional bug fixes are 
not accepted.  Also, Python 3.4.5rc1 and all future releases of Python 
3.4 will only be released as source code--no official binary installers 
will be produced.

Python 3.5 is still in active "bug fix" mode.  Python 3.5.2rc1 contains 
many incremental improvements over Python 3.5.1.

Both these releases are "release candidates".  They should not be 
considered the final releases, although the final releases should 
contain only minor differences.  Python users are encouraged to test 
with these releases and report any problems they encounter.

You can find Python 3.4.5rc1 here:


And you can find Python 3.5.2rc1 here:


Python 3.4.5 final and Python 3.5.2 final are both scheduled for release 
on June 26th, 2016.

Happy Pythoneering,


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