Release Date: April 10, 2012
Note: A newer security-fix release, 3.2.6, is currently available. Its use is recommended.
Python 3.2.3 was released on April 10, 2012. It includes fixes for several reported security issues: issue 13703 (CVE-2012-1150, hash collision denial of service), issue 14234 (CVE-2012-0876, Expat hash collision denial of service), issue 14001 (CVE-2012-0845, SimpleXMLRPCServer denial of service), and issue 13885 (CVE-2011-3389, disabling of the CBC IV attack countermeasure in the _ssl module).
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:
- What's new in 3.2?
- Change log for this release.
- Online Documentation
- Report bugs at http://bugs.python.org.
- Help fund Python and its community.
This is a production release. Please report any bugs you encounter.
We currently support these formats for download:
- Bzipped source tar ball (3.2.3) (sig), ~ 11 MB
- XZ compressed source tar ball (3.2.3) (sig), ~ 8.5 MB
- Gzipped source tar ball (3.2.3) (sig), ~ 13 MB
- Windows x86 MSI Installer (3.2.3) (sig) and Visual Studio debug information files (sig)
- Windows X86-64 MSI Installer (3.2.3)  (sig) and Visual Studio debug information files (sig)
- Windows help file (sig)
- Mac OS X 64-bit/32-bit Installer (3.2.3) 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 (3.2.3) 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:
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|||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.|
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