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Python 2.6.2

Release Date: April 14, 2009

Python 2.6.2 was released on April 14, 2009.

Python 2.6 is now in bugfix-only mode; no new features are being added. Dozens of bugs reported since the release of 2.6.1 have been fixed. The NEWS file lists every change in each alpha, beta, and release candidate of Python 2.6.

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This is a final release; we currently support these formats:

MD5 checksums and sizes of the released files:

60e64fe55eb4e23abdd4d77fdad08c3d  13281177  Python-2.6.2.tgz
245db9f1e0f09ab7e0faaa0cf7301011  11156901  Python-2.6.2.tar.bz2
d570f2f5cacad0d3338e2da2d105ab57  14868480  python-2.6.2.amd64.msi
4bca00171aa614b4886b889290c4fed9  14536192  python-2.6.2.msi
82490e5ad8e79893fe26abdc2a25fb88  24197663  python-2.6.2-macosx2009-04-16.dmg
0588e5bb28ffc748473c39a63e4b98e8   5154141  python262.chm

Note: Due to an error in the production of the release candidates (2.6.2c1), the release candidates already used the version number of the final release in some places. As a consequence, upgrading the Windows installation from 2.6.2c1 to 2.6.2 (final) will fail. Users of 2.6.2c1 need to uninstall it manually before installing this release.

Note: In the Windows installers, the index of the Windows help files does not work correctly. Users affected by this problem can replace Doc/python262.chm in their installation with the updated release of that file.

The signatures for the source tarballs above were generated with GnuPG using release manager Barry Warsaw's public key which has a key id of EA5BBD71. The Windows installers were signed by Martin von Löwis' public key which has a key id of 7D9DC8D2. The Mac disk image was signed by Ronald Oussoren's public key which has a key id of E6DF025C.


The documentation has also been updated. You can browse the HTML on-line or download the HTML.

[1]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).

Full Changelog


Version Operating System Description MD5 Sum File Size GPG
Gzipped source tarball Source release 93af253090d21a0a84e366fd5bdcf1c0 55.0 MB SIG
bzip2 compressed source tarball Source release 245db9f1e0f09ab7e0faaa0cf7301011 10.6 MB SIG
Mac OS X installer macOS 82490e5ad8e79893fe26abdc2a25fb88 23.1 MB
Windows help file Windows 0588e5bb28ffc748473c39a63e4b98e8 4.9 MB SIG
Windows x86 MSI installer Windows 4bca00171aa614b4886b889290c4fed9 13.9 MB SIG
Windows x86-64 MSI installer Windows for AMD64/EM64T/x64 d570f2f5cacad0d3338e2da2d105ab57 14.2 MB SIG