+PyPy 2.3 - Terrestrial Arthropod Trap
+We're pleased to announce PyPy 2.3.1, a feature-and-bugfix improvement over our
+recent release last month.
+This release contains several bugfixes and enhancements.
+You can download the PyPy 2.3.1 release here:
+We would like to thank our donors for the continued support of the PyPy
+project, and for those who donate to our three sub-projects.
+We've shown quite a bit of progress
+but we're slowly running out of funds.
+Please consider donating more, or even better convince your employer to donate,
+so we can finish those projects! The three sub-projects are:
+* `Py3k`_ (supporting Python 3.x): the release PyPy3 2.3 is imminent.
+* `STM`_ (software transactional memory): a preview will be released very soon,
+* `NumPy`_ which is included in the PyPy 2.3 release. More details below.
+.. _`Py3k`: http://pypy.org/py3donate.html
+.. _`STM`: http://pypy.org/tmdonate2.html
+.. _ `NumPy`: http://pypy.org/numpydonate.html
+PyPy is a very compliant Python interpreter, almost a drop-in replacement for
+CPython 2.7. It's fast (`pypy 2.3 and cpython 2.7.x`_ performance comparison;
+note that cpython's speed has not changed since 2.7.2)
+due to its integrated tracing JIT compiler.
+This release supports x86 machines running Linux 32/64, Mac OS X 64, Windows,
+as well as newer ARM hardware (ARMv6 or ARMv7, with VFPv3) running Linux.
+While we support 32 bit python on Windows, work on the native Windows 64
+bit python is still stalling, we would welcome a volunteer
+.. _`pypy 2.3 and cpython 2.7.x`: http://speed.pypy.org
+.. _`handle that`: http://doc.pypy.org/en/latest/windows.html#what-is-missing-for-a-full-64-bit-translation
+Issues with the 2.3 release were resolved after being reported by users to
+our new issue tracker at https://bitbucket.org/pypy/pypy/issues or on IRC at
+#pypy. Here is a summary of the user-facing changes;
+for more information see `whats-new`_:
+* The builting ``struct`` module was renamed to ``_struct``, solving issues
+ with IDLE and other modules.
+* Support for compilation with gcc-4.9
+* A rewrite of packaging.py which produces our downloadable packages to
+ modernize command line argument handling and to document third-party
+ contributions in our LICENSE file
+* A CFFI-based version of the gdbm module is now included in our downloads
+.. _`HippyVM`: http://www.hippyvm.com
+.. _`whats-new`: http://doc.pypy.org/en/latest/whatsnew-2.3.0.html
+Please try it out and let us know what you think. We especially welcome
+success stories, we know you are using PyPy, please tell us about it!