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PEP 494 -- Python 3.6 Release Schedule

PEP: 494
Title: Python 3.6 Release Schedule
Author: Ned Deily <nad at python.org>
Status: Active
Type: Informational
Created: 30-May-2015
Python-Version: 3.6

Abstract

This document describes the development and release schedule for Python 3.6. The schedule primarily concerns itself with PEP-sized items.

Release Manager and Crew

  • 3.6 Release Manager: Ned Deily
  • Windows installers: Steve Dower
  • Mac installers: Ned Deily
  • Documentation: Georg Brandl

3.6 Lifespan

3.6 will receive bugfix updates approximately every 3-6 months for approximately 18 months. After the release of 3.7.0 final, a final 3.6 bugfix update will be released. After that, it is expected that security updates (source only) will be released until 5 years after the release of 3.6 final, so until approximately December 2021.

Release Schedule

3.6.0 schedule

Actual:

  • 3.6 development begins: 2015-05-24
  • 3.6.0 alpha 1: 2016-05-17
  • 3.6.0 alpha 2: 2016-06-13
  • 3.6.0 alpha 3: 2016-07-11
  • 3.6.0 alpha 4: 2016-08-15
  • 3.6.0 beta 1: 2016-09-12 (No new features beyond this point.)
  • 3.6.0 beta 2: 2016-10-10
  • 3.6.0 beta 3: 2016-10-31
  • 3.6.0 beta 4: 2016-11-21
  • 3.6.0 candidate 1: 2016-12-06
  • 3.6.0 candidate 2: 2016-12-16
  • 3.6.0 final: 2016-12-23

3.6.1 schedule

Expected:

  • 3.6.1 candidate: 2017-02-27
  • 3.6.1 final: 2017-03-13

Features for 3.6

Implemented changes for 3.6 (as of 3.6.0 beta 1):

  • PEP 468 , Preserving Keyword Argument Order
  • PEP 487 , Simpler customisation of class creation
  • PEP 495 , Local Time Disambiguation
  • PEP 498 , Literal String Formatting
  • PEP 506 , Adding A Secrets Module To The Standard Library
  • PEP 509 , Add a private version to dict
  • PEP 515 , Underscores in Numeric Literals
  • PEP 519 , Adding a file system path protocol
  • PEP 520 , Preserving Class Attribute Definition Order
  • PEP 523 , Adding a frame evaluation API to CPython
  • PEP 524 , Make os.urandom() blocking on Linux (during system startup)
  • PEP 525 , Asynchronous Generators (provisional)
  • PEP 526 , Syntax for Variable Annotations (provisional)
  • PEP 528 , Change Windows console encoding to UTF-8 (provisional)
  • PEP 529 , Change Windows filesystem encoding to UTF-8 (provisional)
  • PEP 530 , Asynchronous Comprehensions
Source: https://github.com/python/peps/blob/master/pep-0494.txt