Python.org: Python 2.0 Final Release [UPDATED]Oct 17, 2000, 07:46 (0 Talkback[s])
"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."
A.M. Kuchling wrote in and asked us to include a link to the What's New in Python 2.0 page.