Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Python 3.6.1 is now available

Python 3.6.1 is now available.   Python 3.6.1 is the first maintenance release of Python 3.6, which was initially released in 2016-12 to great interest.   Three months later, we are providing the first set of bugfixes and documentation updates to 3.6.  See the What’s New In Python 3.6 document for more information about features included in the 3.6 series.

You can download Python 3.6.1 here.  The next maintenance release is expected to follow in about 3 months, before the end of 2017-06.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Python 3.6.1rc1 is now available for testing

Python 3.6.1rc1 is now available.   Python 3.6.1rc1 is the release candidate for the first maintenance release of Python 3.6, which was initially released in 2016-12 to great interest.   Three months later, we are providing the first set of bugfixes and documentation updates to 3.6.  See the What’s New In Python 3.6 document for more information about features included in the 3.6 series.

You can download Python 3.6.1rc1 here.  3.6.1 is planned for final release on 2017-03-20 with the next maintenance release expected to follow in about 3 months.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Python 3.5.3 and 3.4.6 are now available

Python 3.5.3 and Python 3.4.6 are now available for download.

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

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/