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 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).
|bzip2 compressed source tarball
|Gzipped source tarball
|Mac OS X installer
|Windows help file
|Windows x86-64 MSI installer
|Windows x86 MSI installer