Monday, December 24, 2018

Python 3.7.2 and 3.6.8 are now available

Python 3.7.2 and 3.6.8 are now available.  Python 3.7.2 is the next maintenance release of Python 3.7, the latest feature release of Python.  You can find Python 3.7.2 here:

See the What’s New In Python 3.7 document for more information about the many new features and optimizations included in the 3.7 series.  Detailed information about the changes made in 3.7.2 can be found in its change log.

We are also happy to announce the availability of Python 3.6.8:

Python 3.6.8 is planned to be the last bugfix release of Python 3.6. Per our support policy, we plan to provide security fixes for Python 3.6 as needed through 2021, five years following its initial release.

Thanks to all of the many volunteers who help make Python Development and these releases possible!  Please consider supporting our efforts by volunteering yourself or through organization contributions to the Python Software Foundation.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Python 3.7.2rc1 and 3.6.8rc1 now available for testing

Python 3.7.2rc1 and 3.6.8rc1 are now available. 3.7.2rc1 is the release preview of the next maintenance release of Python 3.7, the latest feature release of Python. 3.6.8rc1 is the release preview of the next and last maintenance release of Python 3.6, the previous feature release of Python. Assuming no critical problems are found prior to 2018-12-20, no code changes are planned between these release candidates and the final releases. These release candidates are intended to give you the opportunity to test the new security and bug fixes in 3.7.2 and 3.6.8. We strongly encourage you to test your projects and report issues found to as soon as possible. Please keep in mind that these are preview releases and, thus, their use is not recommended for production environments.

You can find these releases and more information here: