Monday, March 30, 2015

Python 3.5.0a3 released

Python 3.5.0a3 has been released.   This is the third alpha release of Python 3.5, which will be the next major release of Python.  Python 3.5 is still under heavy development and is far from complete.

This is a preview release, and its use is not recommended for production settings.  If you would like to experiment with Python 3.5.0a3, you can download it here.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Python 3.4.3 released

Python 3.4.3 was released Wednesday, February 25th, 2015.   Python 3.4.3 has many bugfixes and other small improvements over 3.4.2.  You can download it here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Release Candidate for Python 2.7.9 available

The first release candidate of Python 2.7.9 has been released. Python 2.7.9 features major upgrades to Python 2.7's network security capabilities. See the download page for more information.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Python 3.4.1 released

Python 3.4.1 was released on May 18th, 2014, with over three hundred bugfixes and other improvements over 3.4.0. One notable change: the version of OpenSSL bundled with the Windows installer no longer has the HeartBleed vulnerability.

More details are available in the change log.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Python 3.4.0 released

Python 3.4.0 has been released today.

Python 3.4 includes a range of improvements of the 3.x series, including hundreds of small improvements and bug fixes. Major new features and changes in the 3.4 release series include:
  • PEP 428, a "pathlib" module providing object-oriented filesystem paths
  • PEP 435, a standardized "enum" module
  • PEP 436, a build enhancement that will help generate introspection information for builtins
  • PEP 442, improved semantics for object finalization
  • PEP 443, adding single-dispatch generic functions to the standard library
  • PEP 445, a new C API for implementing custom memory allocators
  • PEP 446, changing file descriptors to not be inherited by default in subprocesses
  • PEP 450, a new "statistics" module
  • PEP 451, standardizing module metadata for Python's module import system
  • PEP 453, a bundled installer for the *pip* package manager
  • PEP 454, a new "tracemalloc" module for tracing Python memory allocations
  • PEP 456, a new hash algorithm for Python strings and binary data
  • PEP 3154, a new and improved protocol for pickled objects
  • PEP 3156, a new "asyncio" module, a new framework for asynchronous I/O

The full "What's New" document lists all major changes.