Python 2.6.1 released
Following the release of Python 3.0, the Python developers have now moved back to Python 2.6 and issued the first big bug fix release, Python 2.6.1. The new release fixes over 30 issues that have been reported since the release of Python 2.6, from crashes in Python on Windows to errors such as not copying bytearrays in methods that should have copied them.
Other fixes were more trivial such as issue 4014, where a header file contained two development status lines, one claiming 'Alpha' status and the other 'Mature' status, a probable sign that the tidying up for final release of 2.6 wasn't quite completed.
The change log for Python 2.6.1 is available on the Python website, along with Gzipped and Bzipped source tar balls and Windows x86 and Windows AMD64 installers.
To get the background between the relationship between Python 3.0 and Python 2.6, check out our feature article, Python 3.0 Arrives.