From: Benjamin Peterson on
On behalf of the Python development team, I'm jocund to announce the second
release candidate of Python 2.7.

Python 2.7 will be the last major version in the 2.x series. However, it will
also have an extended period of bugfix maintenance.

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 memoryview object have been backported from 3.1. Other
features include an ordered dictionary implementation, unittests improvements, a
new 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 in
2.7, see or Misc/NEWS in the Python

To download Python 2.7 visit:

2.7 documentation can be found at:

This is a production release and should be suitable for all libraries and
applications. Please report any bugs you find, so they can be fixed in the next
maintenance releases. The bug tracker is at:


Benjamin Peterson
Release Manager
benjamin at
(on behalf of the entire python-dev team and 2.7's contributors)