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PEP:392
Title:Python 3.2 Release Schedule
Version:26aff864a750
Last-Modified:2013-05-15 19:02:42 +0200 (Wed, 15 May 2013)
Author:Georg Brandl <georg at python.org>
Status:Active
Type:Informational
Content-Type:text/x-rst
Created:30-Dec-2009
Python-Version:3.2

Abstract

This document describes the development and release schedule for the Python 3.2 series. The schedule primarily concerns itself with PEP-sized items.

Release Manager and Crew

  • 3.2 Release Manager: Georg Brandl
  • Windows installers: Martin v. Loewis
  • Mac installers: Ronald Oussoren
  • Documentation: Georg Brandl

3.2 Lifespan

3.2 will receive bugfix updates approximately every 4-6 months for approximately 18 months. After the release of 3.3.0 final (see PEP 398), a final 3.2 bugfix update will be released. After that, security updates (source only) will be released until 5 years after the release of 3.2 final, which will be February 2016.

Release Schedule

3.2 schedule

  • 3.2 alpha 1: August 1, 2010
  • 3.2 alpha 2: September 6, 2010
  • 3.2 alpha 3: October 12, 2010
  • 3.2 alpha 4: November 16, 2010
  • 3.2 beta 1: December 6, 2010

(No new features beyond this point.)

  • 3.2 beta 2: December 20, 2010
  • 3.2 candidate 1: January 16, 2011
  • 3.2 candidate 2: January 31, 2011
  • 3.2 candidate 3: February 14, 2011
  • 3.2 final: February 20, 2011

3.2.1 schedule

  • 3.2.1 beta 1: May 8, 2011
  • 3.2.1 candidate 1: May 17, 2011
  • 3.2.1 candidate 2: July 3, 2011
  • 3.2.1 final: July 11, 2011

3.2.2 schedule

  • 3.2.2 candidate 1: August 14, 2011
  • 3.2.2 final: September 4, 2011

3.2.3 schedule

  • 3.2.3 candidate 1: February 25, 2012
  • 3.2.3 candidate 2: March 18, 2012
  • 3.2.3 final: April 11, 2012

3.2.4 schedule

  • 3.2.4 candidate 1: March 23, 2013
  • 3.2.4 final: April 6, 2013

3.2.5 schedule (regression fix release)

  • 3.2.5 final: May 13, 2013

-- Only security releases after 3.2.5 --

Features for 3.2

Note that PEP 3003 [1] is in effect: no changes to language syntax and no additions to the builtins may be made.

No large-scale changes have been recorded yet.