[RELEASED] Python 3.2 rc 2

Discussion in 'Python' started by Georg Brandl, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Georg Brandl

    Georg Brandl Guest

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    On behalf of the Python development team, I'm quite happy to announce
    the second release candidate of Python 3.2.

    Python 3.2 is a continuation of the efforts to improve and stabilize the
    Python 3.x line. Since the final release of Python 2.7, the 2.x line
    will only receive bugfixes, and new features are developed for 3.x only.

    Since PEP 3003, the Moratorium on Language Changes, is in effect, there
    are no changes in Python's syntax and built-in types in Python 3.2.
    Development efforts concentrated on the standard library and support for
    porting code to Python 3. Highlights are:

    * numerous improvements to the unittest module
    * PEP 3147, support for .pyc repository directories
    * PEP 3149, support for version tagged dynamic libraries
    * PEP 3148, a new futures library for concurrent programming
    * PEP 384, a stable ABI for extension modules
    * PEP 391, dictionary-based logging configuration
    * an overhauled GIL implementation that reduces contention
    * an extended email package that handles bytes messages
    * a much improved ssl module with support for SSL contexts and certificate
    hostname matching
    * a sysconfig module to access configuration information
    * additions to the shutil module, among them archive file support
    * many enhancements to configparser, among them mapping protocol support
    * improvements to pdb, the Python debugger
    * countless fixes regarding bytes/string issues; among them full support
    for a bytes environment (filenames, environment variables)
    * many consistency and behavior fixes for numeric operations

    For a more extensive list of changes in 3.2, see

    http://docs.python.org/3.2/whatsnew/3.2.html

    To download Python 3.2 visit:

    http://www.python.org/download/releases/3.2/

    Please consider trying Python 3.2 with your code and reporting any bugs
    you may notice to:

    http://bugs.python.org/


    Enjoy!

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    Georg Brandl, Release Manager
    georg at python.org
    (on behalf of the entire python-dev team and 3.2's contributors)

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    Georg Brandl, Jan 31, 2011
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