Python 3.4 is now officially closed for business

(Larry Hastings) #1

Here’s a cut-and-paste of my announcement to the python-* mailing lists this morning.

It’s with a note of sadness that I announce the final retirement of Python 3.4. The final release was back in March, but I didn’t get around to actually closing and deleting the 3.4 branch until this morning.

Python 3.4 introduced many features we all enjoy in modern Python–the asyncio, ensurepip, and enum packages, just to name three. It’s a release I hope we all remember fondly.

My eternal thanks to all the members of the release team that worked on Python 3.4:

Georg Brandl

Julien Palard

Martin von Löwis

Ned Deily

Steve Dower

Terry Reedy

and all the engineers of the Python infrastructure team.

Special thanks to Benjamin Peterson and Ned Deily, who frequently scurried around behind the scenes cleaning up the messes I cluelessly left in my wake.

Having closed 3.4, I am now retired as Python 3.4 Release Manager. I regret to inform all of you that you’re still stuck with me as Python 3.5 Release Manager until sometime next year.

My very best wishes,

/arry

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(Barry Warsaw) #2

Once 3.5 and 2.7 are closed, we’ll need to start a Python Release Manager’s Retirement Home. It’s okay, I’ve already picked out the room with the best view. Sorry @larry.

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(Larry Hastings) #3

You’d be surprised at what can happen when you grease the right palms.

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