python-peps / pep-0373.txt

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PEP: 373
Title: Python 2.7 Release Schedule
Version: $Revision$
Last-Modified: $Date$
Author: Benjamin Peterson <benjamin@python.org>
Status: Active
Type: Informational
Content-Type: text/x-rst
Created: 3-Nov-2008
Python-Version: 2.7


Abstract
========

This document describes the development and release schedule for
Python 2.7.  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.


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

============================ ==================
Position                     Name
============================ ==================
2.7 Release Manager          Benjamin Peterson
Windows installers           Martin v. Loewis
Mac installers               Ronald Oussoren
============================ ==================


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

The current schedule is:

- 2.7 alpha 1 2009-12-05
- 2.7 alpha 2 2010-01-09
- 2.7 alpha 3 2010-02-06
- 2.7 alpha 4 2010-03-06
- 2.7 beta 1 2010-04-03
- 2.7 beta 2 2010-05-08
- 2.7 rc1 2010-06-05
- 2.7 rc2 2010-06-19
- 2.7 final 2010-07-03

Maintenance releases
====================

Being the last of the 2.x series, 2.7 will have an extended period of
maintenance. The current plan is to support it for at least 5 years
from the initial 2.7 release. This means there will be bugfix releases
until 2015.

Dates of previous maintenance releases:

- 2.7.1 2010-11-27
- 2.7.2 2011-07-21
- 2.7.3rc1 2012-02-23
- 2.7.3rc2 2012-03-15
- 2.7.3 2012-03-09


Possible features for 2.7
=========================

Nothing here. [Note that a moratorium on core language changes is in effect.]


References
==========

None yet!



Copyright
=========

This document has been placed in the public domain.



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