Monday, January 2, 2017

Python 3.5.3rc1 and Python 3.4.6rc1 are now available

Python 3.5.3rc1 and Python 3.4.6rc1 are now available for download.

You can download Python 3.5.3rc1 here, and you can download Python 3.4.6rc1 here.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Python 3.6.0 is now available!

Python 3.6.0 is now available!   Python 3.6.0 is the newest major release of the Python language, and it contains many new features and optimizations.  See the What’s New In Python 3.6 document for more information.

You can download Python 3.6.0 here.  Also, most third-party distributors of Python should be making 3.6.0 packages available soon.

Maintenance releases for the 3.6 series will follow at regular intervals starting in the first quarter of 2017.

We hope you enjoy Python 3.6.0!

P.S. As a volunteer-staffed open source project, we could not bring Python releases to you without the enormous contributions of many, many people.  Thank you to all who have contributed and reviewed code and documentation changes, documented and investigated bugs, tested Python and third-party packages, and provided and supported the infrastructure needed to support Python development and testing.  Please consider supporting the work of the Python Software Foundation.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Python 2.7.13 released

The latest bugfix release of the Python 2.7.13 series is now available for download. Enjoy!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Python 3.6.0 release candidate 2 is now available

Python 3.6.0rc2 is the second release candidate for Python 3.6, the next major release of Python.

Code for 3.6.0 is now frozen. Code for 3.6.0 is now frozen. 3.6.0rc2 is the same code base as the first release candidate, 3.6.0rc1, with the addition of fixes for a couple of critical problems and with some documentation additions and updates. Assuming no further release critical problems are found prior to the 3.6.0 final release date, now planned for 2016-12-23, the 3.6.0 final release will be the same code base as this 3.6.0rc2. Maintenance releases for the 3.6 series will follow at regular intervals starting in the first quarter of 2017.

Among the major new features in Python 3.6 are:
  • PEP 468 - Preserving the order of **kwargs in a function
  • PEP 487 - Simpler customization of class creation
  • PEP 495 - Local Time Disambiguation
  • PEP 498 - Literal String Formatting
  • PEP 506 - Adding A Secrets Module To The Standard Library
  • PEP 509 - Add a private version to dict
  • PEP 515 - Underscores in Numeric Literals
  • PEP 519 - Adding a file system path protocol
  • PEP 520 - Preserving Class Attribute Definition Order
  • PEP 523 - Adding a frame evaluation API to CPython
  • PEP 524 - Make os.urandom() blocking on Linux (during system startup)
  • PEP 525 - Asynchronous Generators (provisional)
  • PEP 526 - Syntax for Variable Annotations (provisional)
  • PEP 528 - Change Windows console encoding to UTF-8
  • PEP 529 - Change Windows filesystem encoding to UTF-8
  • PEP 530 - Asynchronous Comprehensions
Please see "What’s New In Python 3.6" for more information:
https://docs.python.org/3.6/whatsnew/3.6.html

You can find Python 3.6.0rc2 here:
https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-360rc2/

Note that 3.6.0rc2 is still a preview release and thus its use is not recommended for production environments.

More information about the release schedule can be found here:
https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0494/

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Python 3.6.0 release candidate is now available

Python 3.6.0rc1 is the release candidate for Python 3.6, the next major
release of Python.

Code for 3.6.0 is now frozen.  Assuming no release critical problems are
found prior to the 3.6.0 final release date, currently 2016-12-16, the
3.6.0 final release will be the same code base as this 3.6.0rc1.
Maintenance releases for the 3.6 series will follow at regular
intervals starting in the first quarter of 2017.


Among the major new features in Python 3.6 are:

* PEP 468 - Preserving the order of **kwargs in a function
* PEP 487 - Simpler customization of class creation
* PEP 495 - Local Time Disambiguation
* PEP 498 - Literal String Formatting
* PEP 506 - Adding A Secrets Module To The Standard Library
* PEP 509 - Add a private version to dict
* PEP 515 - Underscores in Numeric Literals
* PEP 519 - Adding a file system path protocol
* PEP 520 - Preserving Class Attribute Definition Order
* PEP 523 - Adding a frame evaluation API to CPython
* PEP 524 - Make os.urandom() blocking on Linux (during system startup)
* PEP 525 - Asynchronous Generators (provisional)
* PEP 526 - Syntax for Variable Annotations (provisional)
* PEP 528 - Change Windows console encoding to UTF-8
* PEP 529 - Change Windows filesystem encoding to UTF-8
* PEP 530 - Asynchronous Comprehensions

Please see "What’s New In Python 3.6" for more information:

https://docs.python.org/3.6/whatsnew/3.6.html

You can find Python 3.6.0rc1 here:

https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-360rc1/

Note that 3.6.0rc1 is still a preview release and thus its use is not recommended for
production environments

More information about the release schedule can be found here:

https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0494/

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Python 2.7.13 release candidate 1 available

A release candidate for Python 2.7.13, a bug fix release in the Python 2.7 series, is now available for download on python.org.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Python 3.6.0 beta 4 is now available

Python 3.6.0b4 is the last planned beta release of Python 3.6, the next major
release of Python.

Among the major new features in Python 3.6 are:

* PEP 468 - Preserving the order of **kwargs in a function
* PEP 487 - Simpler customization of class creation
* PEP 495 - Local Time Disambiguation
* PEP 498 - Literal String Formatting
* PEP 506 - Adding A Secrets Module To The Standard Library
* PEP 509 - Add a private version to dict
* PEP 515 - Underscores in Numeric Literals
* PEP 519 - Adding a file system path protocol
* PEP 520 - Preserving Class Attribute Definition Order
* PEP 523 - Adding a frame evaluation API to CPython
* PEP 524 - Make os.urandom() blocking on Linux (during system startup)
* PEP 525 - Asynchronous Generators (provisional)
* PEP 526 - Syntax for Variable Annotations (provisional)
* PEP 528 - Change Windows console encoding to UTF-8
* PEP 529 - Change Windows filesystem encoding to UTF-8
* PEP 530 - Asynchronous Comprehensions

Please see "What’s New In Python 3.6" for more information:

https://docs.python.org/3.6/whatsnew/3.6.html

You can find Python 3.6.0b4 here:

https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-360b4/

Beta releases are intended to give the wider community the opportunity
to test new features and bug fixes and to prepare their projects to
support the new feature release. We strongly encourage maintainers of
third-party Python projects to test with 3.6 during the beta phase and
report issues found to bugs.python.org as soon as possible. While the
release is feature complete entering the beta phase, it is possible that
features may be modified or, in rare cases, deleted up until the start
of the release candidate phase (2016-12-05). Our goal is have no changes
after rc1. To achieve that, it will be extremely important to get as
much exposure for 3.6 as possible during the beta phase. Please keep in
mind that this is a preview release and its use is not recommended for
production environments

The next pre-release of Python 3.6 will be 3.6.0rc1, the release candidate,
currently scheduled for 2016-12-05. The official release of Python 3.6.0
is currently scheduled for 2016-12-16. More information about the release schedule
can be found here:

https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0494/