Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Farewell, Python 3.4

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.