"While Python users have grown fond of Python's exceedingly
small version number increments, those low version numbers make
parts of the rest of the world think that Python is barely out of
its first alpha test. Especially enterprise customers are often
fearful of anything that's version 1.x! The new version number also
marks the first Python release out of PythonLabs."
"In the past, the version number 2.0 was associated with a
mythical and elusive incompatible future release. That release -
still in the far future, and actually not that incompatible! - is
now referred to as Python 3000."
"We plan to issue new releases named 2.1, 2.2, and so on at four
to six month intervals. We will start work on the design of Python
3000 while Python 2.x is still under active development."
"The BeOpen PythonLabs team is happy to announce the final
release of Python 2.0. We thank all the volunteers on the
python-dev list for making this release possible! Python 2.0
(final) was released on October 16, 2000."
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