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Python 2.1.3

Python 2.1.3 - a bugfix release for Python 2.1

Note: This is not the most current Python version. See the download page for a more recent version.

On April 8 2002, we're releasing Python 2.1.3 - a bugfix release of Python 2.1. This release has a small number of critical bug fixes.

This is the final release of Python 2.1.3.

While the most recent release of Python is 2.2, there are a couple of bugs that have come up since 2.1.2 was released, in particular one bug that caused Zope to crash.

What's New?

  • This release has only a couple of bug fixes. This is hopefully because the 2.1.x line is now stable enough that there are very few bugs still lurking. Unlike the 2.1.2 release, there has not been a wholesale attempt to port most bug fixes from the current python code to this release - only critical bugs are being fixed.

  • For the full scoop about this bugfix release, see the release notes.

  • If you're interested in learning what's new in Python 2.1 relative to Python 2.0, see Andrew Kuchling's article What's New in Python 2.1. If you're coming from Python 1.5.2, you might also want to review Andrew's What's New in Python 2.0. Also see the Misc/NEWS file in the source release for an exhaustive list of almost every little detail that changed.

Download the release

Windows users should download Python-2.1.3.exe, the Windows installer, from one of the download locations below, run it, and follow the friendly instructions on the screen to complete the installation. Windows users may also be interested in Mark Hammond's win32all, a collection of Windows-specific extensions including COM support and Pythonwin, an IDE built using Windows components.

Update (2002/04/23): Windows users should download a new UNWISE.EXE from Wise that fixes a bug which could cause the uninstaller to disappear in some circumstances. Just drop it over the old uninstaller, which will be at C:\Python21\UNWISE.EXE unless you chose a different directory at install time.

Users on other platforms should download the source tarball. You can download Python-2.1.3.tgz, from one of the download locations below, and do the usual "gunzip; tar; configure; make" dance.

Download locations

MD5 checksums

    a8b04cdc822a6fc833ed9b99c7fba589 Python-2.1.3.tgz (6194432 bytes)
    fc8020b2be17c098b69368543c5589a9 Python-2.1.3.exe (6418289 bytes)
    9ae1d572cbd2bfd4e0c4b92ac11387c6 UNWISE.EXE (162304 bytes)


The documentation has been updated too. You can:

Bugs and Patches

To report a bug, always use the SourceForge Bug Tracker. If you have a patch, please use the SourceForge Patch Manager. Please mention that you are reporting a bug in 2.1.3!