Python 2.1 - final release
Note: This is no longer the most current Python release. See Python 2.1.3 for a patch release and the download page for more recent releases.
The final version Python 2.1was released on April 17, 2001. See our (gulp :-) press release.
- What's New in Python 2.1 by Andrew Kuchling describes the most visible changes since Python 2.0.
- Full release notes with detailed lists of what was new in each alpha, beta or candidate release.
Windows users should download Python-2.1.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. (Python-2.1-Debug.zip is a set of DLLs for Windows developers compiled in debug mode; it contains nothing of value for regular Python users.) After downloading and installing Python 2.1 for Windows, you may also want to download and install win32all, an add-on with many Windows-specic modules (e.g. COM support), plus an alternative development environment, Pythonwin.
Mac users please go to Jack's MacPython Page for downloads.
All others should download Python-2.1.tgz, the source tarball, from one of the download locations below, and do the usual "gunzip; tar; configure; make" dance.
Red Hat Linux users may also try to download the RPMs made available by Sean Reifschneider.
- Python.org: HTTP.
2ba2baeccd6100a4be80e6368a975054 Python-2.1.tgz e78b2efb6d3c00db1704105c25f4d6a9 Python-2.1.exe 65627f0ac87d88fd1091cb418bff5fb7 Python-2.1-Debug.zip