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17 January 2011, 15:02

Testers wanted: Python 3.2 RC1 arrives

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Python Logo Following two betas, the Python developers have issued a first release candidate (RC1) for Python 3.2, the latest generation of the Python language. Python 3.2 RC1 will be followed by a second release candidate on the 29th of January – the final version is scheduled to arrive on the 5th of February, 2011.

As is normal at this stage of development, the developers have been focusing on correcting bugs found in the previous alpha and beta builds. Aimed at testers, the first release candidate is not intended for use in production environments and on mission critical systems is not advised. Users testing the release are encouraged to provide feedback and report any bugs that they encounter.

Additional information about the release candidate, including a summary of new features, can be found on the What's New In Python 3.2 page and in the change log. Python 3.2 RC1 is available to download from the project's site.

Python 3.2 RC1 is licensed, as are all recent Python releases, under the permissive and GPL-compatible Python license. The latest stable releases of Python are version 2.7.1 and 3.1.3 from the 13th of November – from now on, the 2.7.x branch will only receive bug fixes.

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