"We are pleased to announce the release of Python 2.3b1 on April
25, 2003. This is a beta release. We request widespread testing of
this release but don't recommend using it for production
situations. Beta releases contain bugs. New APIs are expected to be
stable, and may be changed only if serious deficiencies are found.
No new APIs or modules will be added after the first beta release.
If you have an important Python application, we strongly recommend
that you try it out with a beta release and report any
incompatibilities or other problems you may encounter, so that they
can be fixed before the final release. To report problems, use the
SourceForge bug tracker. See also the list of known bugs.
"The roadmap for the Python 2.3 release is PEP 283. We're
shooting for a second beta in a month, and the final release in