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Python 2.7.6

Python 2.7.6 was released on November 10, 2013. This is a 2.7 series bugfix release. Most importantly, it resolves an issue that caused the interactive prompt to crash on OS X 10.9. It also includes numerous bugfixes over 2.7.5.


This is a production release. Please report any bugs you encounter.

We currently support these formats for download:

The source tarballs are signed with Benjamin Peterson's key, which has key id 18ADD4FF. The Windows installer was signed by Martin von Löwis' public key, which has a key id of 7D9DC8D2. The Mac installers were signed with Ned Deily's key, which has a key id of 6F5E1540. The public keys are located on the download page.

MD5 checksums and sizes of the released files:

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e4866ce2f277d1f8e41d6fdf0296799d  17458242
b73f8753c76924bc7b75afaa6d304645  16674816  python-2.7.6.amd64.msi
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ef628818d054401bdfb186a1faa8b5b6   6010777  python276.chm
b721f7899e131dfdc0f33d805a90a677  20588267  python-2.7.6-macosx10.3.dmg
a2b0f708dcd5e22148e52ae77c6cdd3e  20169125  python-2.7.6-macosx10.6.dmg
1d8728eb0dfcac72a0fd99c17ec7f386  14725931  Python-2.7.6.tgz
bcf93efa8eaf383c98ed3ce40b763497  10431288  Python-2.7.6.tar.xz

About the 2.7 release series

Among the features and improvements to Python 2.6 introduced in the 2.7 series are

  • An ordered dictionary type
  • New unittest features including test skipping, new assert methods, and test discovery
  • A much faster io module
  • Automatic numbering of fields in the str.format() method
  • Float repr improvements backported from 3.x
  • Tile support for Tkinter
  • A backport of the memoryview object from 3.x
  • Set literals
  • Set and dictionary comprehensions
  • Dictionary views
  • New syntax for nested with statements
  • The sysconfig module
[1](1, 2) The binaries for AMD64 will also work on processors that implement the Intel 64 architecture (formerly EM64T), i.e. the architecture that Microsoft calls x64, and AMD called x86-64 before calling it AMD64. They will not work on Intel Itanium Processors (formerly IA-64).
[2](1, 2) There is important information about IDLE, Tkinter, and Tcl/Tk on Mac OS X here.