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PEP 429 - Python 3.4 Release Schedule

PEP: 429
Title: Python 3.4 Release Schedule
Author: Larry Hastings <larry at hastings.org>
Status: Active
Type: Informational
Created: 17-Oct-2012
Python-Version: 3.4

Abstract

This document describes the development and release schedule for Python 3.4. The schedule primarily concerns itself with PEP-sized items.

Release Manager and Crew

  • 3.4 Release Manager: Larry Hastings
  • Windows installers: Martin v. Löwis
  • Mac installers: Ned Deily
  • Documentation: Georg Brandl

Release Schedule

The releases:

  • 3.4.0 alpha 1: August 3, 2013
  • 3.4.0 alpha 2: September 9, 2013
  • 3.4.0 alpha 3: September 29, 2013
  • 3.4.0 alpha 4: October 20, 2013
  • 3.4.0 beta 1: November 24, 2013
  • 3.4.0 beta 2: January 5, 2014
  • 3.4.0 beta 3: January 26, 2014
  • 3.4.0 candidate 1: February 10, 2014
  • 3.4.0 candidate 2: February 23, 2014
  • 3.4.0 candidate 3: March 9, 2014
  • 3.4.0 final: March 16, 2014

(Beta 1 was also "feature freeze"--no new features beyond this point.)

3.4.1 schedule

  • 3.4.1 candidate 1: May 5, 2014
  • 3.4.1 final: May 18, 2014

3.4.2 schedule

  • 3.4.2 candidate 1: September 22, 2014
  • 3.4.2 final: October 6, 2014

3.4.3 schedule

  • 3.4.3 candidate 1: February 8, 2015
  • 3.4.3 final: February 25, 2015

Features for 3.4

Implemented / Final PEPs:

  • PEP 428 , a "pathlib" module providing object-oriented filesystem paths
  • PEP 435 , a standardized "enum" module
  • PEP 436 , a build enhancement that will help generate introspection information for builtins
  • PEP 442 , improved semantics for object finalization
  • PEP 443 , adding single-dispatch generic functions to the standard library
  • PEP 445 , a new C API for implementing custom memory allocators
  • PEP 446 , changing file descriptors to not be inherited by default in subprocesses
  • PEP 450 , a new "statistics" module
  • PEP 451 , standardizing module metadata for Python's module import system
  • PEP 453 , a bundled installer for the pip package manager
  • PEP 454 , a new "tracemalloc" module for tracing Python memory allocations
  • PEP 456 , a new hash algorithm for Python strings and binary data
  • PEP 3154 , a new and improved protocol for pickled objects
  • PEP 3156 , a new "asyncio" module, a new framework for asynchronous I/O

Deferred to post-3.4:

  • PEP 431 , improved support for time zone databases
  • PEP 441 , improved Python zip application support
  • PEP 447 , support for __locallookup__ metaclass method
  • PEP 448 , additional unpacking generalizations
  • PEP 455 , key transforming dictionary
Source: https://hg.python.org/peps/file/tip/pep-0429.txt