We are pleased to announce the release of Python 2.2.3 (final), on May 30, 2003. This is a bug-fix release for Python 2.2 and supersedes the previous bugfix release, Python 2.2.2.
Note: there's a security fix for SimpleXMLRPCServer.py.
Download the release
Windows users should download the Windows installer, Python-2.2.3.exe, 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.
Linux users may find source and some binary RPMs on the RPM page. Debian packages are available directly from the Debian project, under interpreters (new releases initially appear in unstable).
Macintosh users can find binaries and source on
Jack Jansen's MacPython page. (MacOS X users who have a C compiler can also build from the source tarball below.)
All others should download Python-2.2.3.tgz, the source archive. Unpack it with "tar -zxvf Python-2.2.3.tgz". Change to the Python-2.2.3 directory and run the "./configure", "make", "make install" commands to compile and install Python.
This being a bug-fix release, there have been no exciting new features implemented since 2.2.2 -- just heaps of fixes.
For the full list of changes, you can poke around CVS.
Other sources of information on 2.2
- Unifying types and classes in Python 2.2 by Guido van Rossum -- a tutorial on the material covered by PEPs 252 and 253.
- What's New in Python 2.2 by Andrew Kuchling describes the most visible changes since Python 2.1.
- Guido gave a talk on what's new in 2.2 at the ZPUG-DC meeting on September 26, 2001; here are his powerpoint slides.
- Charming Python: Iterators and simple generators by David Mertz on IBM developerWorks.