Python 2.7.1 rc1 – released!

Today in comp.language.python.announce:

On behalf of the Python development team, I’m chuffed to announce the a release candidate of Python 2.7.1.
Please test the release candidate with your packages and report any bugs you find.  2.7.1 final is scheduled in two weeks.
2.7 includes many features that were first released in Python 3.1. The faster io module, the new nested with statement syntax, improved float repr, set literals,dictionary views, and the memory view object have been backported from 3.1. Other features include an ordered dictionary implementation, unit tests improvements, anew sysconfig module, auto-numbering of fields in the str/unicode format method,and support for ttk Tile in Tkinter.

For a more extensive list of changes in2.7, see or Misc/NEWS in the Python distribution.

To download Python 2.7.1 visit:

The 2.7.1 changelog is at:

2.7 documentation can be found at:

This is a testing release, so we encourage developers to test it with their applications and libraries.  Please report any bugs you find, so they can be fixed in the final release.  The bug tracker is at:

–Benjamin Peterson Release Manager benjamin at behalf of the entire python-dev team and 2.7.1’s contributors)

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