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Python 2.6.5

Release Date: March 18, 2010

Python 2.6.5 was a maintenance release for Python 2.6.4, fixing dozens of issues in the core, builtin modules, libraries, and documentation. Python 2.6.5 final was released on March 19, 2010.

Python 2.6 is now in bugfix-only mode; no new features are being added. 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 production release; we currently support these formats:

MD5 checksums and sizes of the released files:

cd04b5b9383b6c1fccdaa991af762cf4  13209175  Python-2.6.5.tgz
6bef0417e71a1a1737ccf5750420fdb3  11095581  Python-2.6.5.tar.bz2
9cd2c4d23dea7dfcd964449c3008f042  15430656  python-2.6.5.amd64.msi
0b6bc43c45fb2e3195ecdab3fad59fc2  15103488  python-2.6.5.msi
84489bba813fdbb6041b69d4310a86da  20348693  python-2.6.5-macosx10.3-2010-03-24.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 c83cf77f32463c3949b85c94f661c090 55.4 MB SIG
bzip2 compressed source tarball Source release 6bef0417e71a1a1737ccf5750420fdb3 10.6 MB SIG
Mac OS X installer macOS 84489bba813fdbb6041b69d4310a86da 19.4 MB
Windows x86 MSI installer Windows 0b6bc43c45fb2e3195ecdab3fad59fc2 14.4 MB SIG
Windows x86-64 MSI installer Windows for AMD64/EM64T/x64 9cd2c4d23dea7dfcd964449c3008f042 14.7 MB SIG