Python 3000 Release Notes ========================= Release notes describe unfinished work in particular releases. Please report bugs to http://bugs.python.org/. Version 3.0a1 - Release Date 31-Aug-2007 ---------------------------------------- * SSL support is disabled. This causes test_ssl to be skipped. The new SSL support in the 2.6 trunk (with server-side support and certificate verification) will be ported for 3.0a2. * If you don't have `openssl <http://www.openssl.org>`_ installed, or a version older than 0.9.7, hashlib is non-functional, which means there is no way to compute MD5 checksums. This breaks some modules. * Platform support is reduced. We've mostly tested on Linux, OSX, and Windows. Solaris is also supported (somewhat). * There may be additional issues on 64-bit architectures. * There are still some open issues on Windows. * Some new features are very fresh, and probably contain bugs: the new format() method on strings (PEP 3101), the strict separation of bytes and strings, the new buffer API (PEP 3118). * IDLE still has some open issues. If you can't run it at all, try "idle -n" which disables the separate subprocess for the interpreter.