Note: A newer security-fix release, 3.2.6, is currently available. Its use is recommended.
Python 3.2.2 was released on September 4th, 2011. It mainly fixes a regression in the urllib.request module that prevented opening many HTTP resources correctly with Python 3.2.1.
Python 3.2 is a continuation of the efforts to improve and stabilize the Python 3.x line. Since the final release of Python 2.7, the 2.x line will only receive bugfixes, and new features are developed for 3.x only.
Since PEP 3003, the Moratorium on Language Changes, is in effect, there are no changes in Python's syntax and only few changes to built-in types in Python 3.2. Development efforts concentrated on the standard library and support for porting code to Python 3. Highlights are:
- numerous improvements to the unittest module
- PEP 3147, support for .pyc repository directories
- PEP 3149, support for version tagged dynamic libraries
- PEP 3148, a new futures library for concurrent programming
- PEP 384, a stable ABI for extension modules
- PEP 391, dictionary-based logging configuration
- an overhauled GIL implementation that reduces contention
- an extended email package that handles bytes messages
- a much improved ssl module with support for SSL contexts and certificate hostname matching
- a sysconfig module to access configuration information
- additions to the shutil module, among them archive file support
- many enhancements to configparser, among them mapping protocol support
- improvements to pdb, the Python debugger
- countless fixes regarding bytes/string issues; among them full support for a bytes environment (filenames, environment variables)
- many consistency and behavior fixes for numeric operations
See these resources for further information:
This is a production release. Please report any bugs you encounter.
We currently support these formats for download:
- Bzipped source tar ball (3.2.2) (sig), ~ 11 MB
- XZ compressed source tar ball (3.2.2) (sig), ~ 8.5 MB
- Gzipped source tar ball (3.2.2) (sig), ~ 13 MB
- Windows x86 MSI Installer (3.2.2) (sig) and Visual Studio debug information files (sig)
- Windows X86-64 MSI Installer (3.2.2)  (sig) and Visual Studio debug information files (sig)
- Mac OS X 64-bit/32-bit Installer (3.2.2) for Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7  (sig). [You may need an updated Tcl/Tk install to run IDLE or use Tkinter, see note 2 for instructions.]
- Mac OS X 32-bit i386/PPC Installer (3.2.2) for OS X 10.3 through 10.6  (sig)
The source tarballs are signed with Georg Brandl's key, which has a key id of 36580288; the fingerprint is 26DE A9D4 6133 91EF 3E25 C9FF 0A5B 1018 3658 0288. The Windows installer was signed by Martin von Löwis' public key, which has a key id of 7D9DC8D2. The Mac installers were signed with Ned Deily's key, which has a key id of 6F5E1540. The public keys are located on the download page.
MD5 checksums and sizes of the released files:
3c63a6d97333f4da35976b6a0755eb67 12732276 Python-3.2.2.tgz 9d763097a13a59ff53428c9e4d098a05 10743647 Python-3.2.2.tar.bz2 3720ce9460597e49264bbb63b48b946d 8923224 Python-3.2.2.tar.xz f6001a9b2be57ecfbefa865e50698cdf 19519332 python-3.2.2-macosx10.3.dmg 8fe82d14dbb2e96a84fd6fa1985b6f73 16226426 python-3.2.2-macosx10.6.dmg cccb03e14146f7ef82907cf12bf5883c 18241506 python-3.2.2-pdb.zip 72d11475c986182bcb0e5c91acec45bc 19940424 python-3.2.2.amd64-pdb.zip ddeb3e3fb93ab5a900adb6f04edab21e 18542592 python-3.2.2.amd64.msi 8afb1b01e8fab738e7b234eb4fe3955c 18034688 python-3.2.2.msi
|||The binaries for AMD64 will also work on processors that implement the Intel 64 architecture (formerly EM64T), i.e. the architecture that Microsoft calls x64, and AMD called x86-64 before calling it AMD64. They will not work on Intel Itanium Processors (formerly IA-64).|
|||(1, 2) There is important information about IDLE, Tkinter, and Tcl/Tk on Mac OS X here. Also, on Mac OS X 10.6, if you need to build C extension modules with the 32-bit-only Python installed, you will need Apple Xcode 3, not 4. The 64-bit/32-bit Python can use either Xcode 3 or Xcode 4.|