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Python 2.6.3

Release Date: Oct. 2, 2009

Python 2.6.3 was released on October 2, 2009.

Python 2.6 is now in bugfix-only mode; no new features are being added. Somewhere near 100 bugs have been fixed since the release of Python 2.6.2. The NEWS file lists every change in each alpha, beta, and release candidate of Python 2.6.

Help fund Python and its community by donating to the Python Software Foundation.


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

MD5 checksums and sizes of the released files:

c4842532170fc0a6f9e878497efc0ddf  13319447  Python-2.6.3.tgz
8755fc03075b1701ca3f13932e6ade9f  11249543  Python-2.6.3.tar.bz2
f7382afe57e21ced274eeec614dbda37  15214592  python-2.6.3.amd64.msi
9ff76b6101fdb1c935970476ed428569  14871552  python-2.6.3.msi
114d26c741d4c0b8ee91191a7a06aa2a  20329350  python-2.6.3-macosx.dmg

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 A74B06BF. 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 792e79f637a18fbf706a9b8678d115e8 55.2 MB SIG
bzip2 compressed source tarball Source release 8755fc03075b1701ca3f13932e6ade9f 10.7 MB SIG
Mac OS X installer macOS 114d26c741d4c0b8ee91191a7a06aa2a 19.4 MB SIG
Windows x86 MSI installer Windows 9ff76b6101fdb1c935970476ed428569 14.2 MB SIG
Windows x86-64 MSI installer Windows for AMD64/EM64T/x64 f7382afe57e21ced274eeec614dbda37 14.5 MB SIG