|From:||Benjamin Peterson <benjamin-AT-python.org>|
|To:||Python Dev <python-dev-AT-python.org>|
|Subject:||The end of 2.7|
|Date:||Sat, 6 Apr 2013 17:02:17 -0400|
Per my last message, 2.7.4 has at long last been released. I apologize for the long interval between 2.7.3 and 2.7.4. To create more determinism in the future, I will be soon updating PEP 373 with approximate dates of future 2.7 bugfix releases. I will be aiming for 6 month intervals. This means we need to talk about how many more 2.7 releases there are going to be. At the release of 2.7.0, I thought we promised 5 years of bugfix maintenance, but my memory may be fuddled. At any rate, 2.7.0 was released in July 2010, which currently puts us within a few months of 3 years of maintenance. Over the past year, I've been happy to see a lot of movement towards 3 including the porting of important codebases like Twisted and Django. However, there's also no doubt that 2.x is still widely used. Obviously, there will be people who would be happy if we kept maintaining 2.7 until 2025, but I think at this juncture 5 total years of maintenance is reasonable. This means there will be approximately 4 more 2.7 releases. Thoughts? Regards, Benjamin
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