[Tutor] Python 2.3.5 out in January??

Danny Yoo dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Tue Dec 7 19:49:46 CET 2004

On Tue, 7 Dec 2004, Kent Johnson wrote:

> I think the idea is to back-port bugfixes from 2.4 to 2.3. Then that is
> the end of the line for 2.3.

Yes.  The policy for bugfix releases is in PEP 6:


Here's what they say about bugfix releases:

    Bug fix releases are expected to occur at an interval of roughly
    six months. This is only a guideline, however - obviously, if a
    major bug is found, a bugfix release may be appropriate sooner. In
    general, only the N-1 release will be under active maintenance at
    any time. That is, during Python 2.4's development, Python 2.3 gets
    bugfix releases. If, however, someone qualified wishes to continue
    the work to maintain an older release, they should be encouraged.

So that should help to explain Python 2.3.5 --- the Python developers just
want to make sure that the people who still use Python 2.3 are happy
campers.  *grin*

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