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Title: Python 3.3 Release Schedule
Version: $Revision$
Last-Modified: $Date$
Author: Georg Brandl <georg@python.org>
Status: Active
Type: Informational
Content-Type: text/x-rst
Created: 23-Mar-2011
Python-Version: 3.3


Abstract
========

This document describes the development and release schedule for
Python 3.3.  The schedule primarily concerns itself with PEP-sized
items.  Small features may be added up to and including the first beta
release.  Bugs may be fixed until the final release, which is planned
for August 2012.


Release Manager and Crew
========================

- 3.3 Release Manager: Georg Brandl
- Windows installers: Martin v. Löwis
- Mac installers: Ronald Oussoren/Ned Deily
- Documentation: Georg Brandl


Release Schedule
================

The current schedule is:

- 3.3.0 alpha 1: March 3, 2012
- 3.3.0 alpha 2: April 1, 2012
- 3.3.0 alpha 3: May 1, 2012
- 3.3.0 alpha 4: May 26, 2012
- 3.3.0 beta 1: June 23, 2012

(No new features beyond this point.)

- 3.3.0 beta 2: July 14, 2012
- 3.3.0 candidate 1: July 28, 2012
- 3.3.0 candidate 2: August 11, 2012
- 3.3.0 final: August 25, 2012

.. don't forget to update final date above as well

Every release day listed here is the prospective day of tagging the release;
the actual availability of the release for download on python.org will depend
on the schedules of the crew.


Features for 3.3
================

Implemented / Final PEPs:

* PEP 380: Syntax for Delegating to a Subgenerator
* PEP 393: Flexible String Representation
* PEP 399: Pure Python/C Accelerator Module Compatibility Requirements
* PEP 409: Suppressing exception context
* PEP 412: Key-Sharing Dictionary
* PEP 414: Explicit Unicode Literal for Python 3.3
* PEP 415: Implement context suppression with exception attributes
* PEP 417: Including mock in the Standard Library
* PEP 418: Add monotonic time, performance counter, and process time functions
* PEP 3118: Revising the buffer protocol (protocol semantics finalised)
* PEP 3144: IP Address manipulation library
* PEP 3151: Reworking the OS and IO exception hierarchy
* PEP 3155: Qualified name for classes and functions

Other final large-scale changes:

* Addition of the "packaging" module, deprecating "distutils"
* Addition of the "faulthandler" module
* Addition of the "lzma" module, and lzma/xz support in tarfile
* Implementing ``__import__`` using importlib
* Addition of the C decimal implementation

Candidate PEPs:

* PEP 362: Function Signature Object
* PEP 397: Python launcher for Windows
* PEP 405: Python Virtual Environments
* PEP 420: Implicit Namespace Packages
* PEP 421: Adding sys.implementation
* PEP 3143: Standard daemon process library
* PEP 3154: Pickle protocol version 4

(Note that these are not accepted yet and even if they are, they might
not be finished in time for Python 3.3.)

Other planned large-scale changes:

* Addition of the "regex" module
* Email version 6
* A standard event-loop interface (PEP by Jim Fulton pending)
* Switch of Windows build toolchain to VS 2010 or 2012 (depending on
  availability and platform support)

Deferred to post-3.3:

* PEP 395: Qualified Names for Modules
* Breaking out standard library and docs in separate repos

Copyright
=========

This document has been placed in the public domain.



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