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LWN: Python-dev summary, August 16-31, 2000

Sep 05, 2000, 19:28 (0 Talkback[s])
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"David Ascher announced the first beta release of ActivePython 1.6, build 100. "ActivePython contains the convenience of swift installation, coupled with commonly used modules, providing you with a total package to meets your Python needs. Additionally, for Windows users, ActivePython provides a suite of Windows tools, developed by Mark Hammond."

"The current plan is to release Python 2.0b1 around Monday, Sept. 4. This represents a slip of about a week from the previously planned date. The release is *very* close now, since the flurry of patches is now focusing on cosmetic matters such as READMEs and NEWS files. At this point, 2.0 is considered to be in feature freeze; any PEPs that haven't been rejected outright will have to be postponed until Python 2.1 (or whatever the next version is numbered)...."

"comp.lang.python.announce is finally back! Only a single moderator was named in the CFV for c.l.py.a, and he's been busy or otherwise difficult to contact for a long time, so the newsgroup has been effectively dead. The problem has now been solved, by giving Mailman the ability to gateway a mailing list to a moderated newsgroup and creating a list of moderators who can approve postings. Submissions should be sent to ."

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