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Python 2.6


Include Python 2.6 in Fedora


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 11
  • Last updated: 2008-12-01
  • Percentage of completion: 30%

Detailed Description

Python 2.6 was released on October 1, 2008, too close to the release of Fedora 10 to be included in it.

Benefit to Fedora

Fedora is about pushing the boundaries, and having Python 2.6 as a transitional release on the path to Python 3000 is no exception.


The python package and all dependent packages must be rebuilt and test, and fixed/upgraded where necessary.

How To Test

  1. Install python and dependent packages from the dist-f11-python koji repo
  2. Test functionality of the dependent packages

User Experience

  1. Users should not notice any difference, other than the availability of the 2.6 interpreter


  • (list too large to include here; around 1000 packages)

Contingency Plan

  • Omit packages that don't rebuild/work properly


What's New in Python 2.6

Release Notes

Python has been upgraded to 2.6. For a list of the changes see http://www.python.org/doc/2.6/whatsnew/2.6.html .

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