PEP:478
Title:Python 3.5 Release Schedule
Version:$Revision$
Last-Modified:$Date$
Author:Larry Hastings <larry at hastings.org>
Status:Active
Type:Informational
Content-Type:text/x-rst
Created:22-Sep-2014
Python-Version:3.5

Abstract

This document describes the development and release schedule for Python 3.5. The schedule primarily concerns itself with PEP-sized items.

Release Manager and Crew

  • 3.5 Release Manager: Larry Hastings
  • Windows installers: Steve Dower
  • Mac installers: Ned Deily
  • Documentation: Georg Brandl

Release Schedule

The releases so far:

  • 3.5.0 alpha 1: February 8, 2015
  • 3.5.0 alpha 2: March 9, 2015
  • 3.5.0 alpha 3: March 29, 2015
  • 3.5.0 alpha 4: April 19, 2015
  • 3.5.0 beta 1: May 24, 2015 (Beta 1 is also "feature freeze"--no new features beyond this point.)
  • 3.5.0 beta 2: May 31, 2015
  • 3.5.0 beta 3: July 5, 2015
  • 3.5.0 beta 4: July 26, 2015
  • 3.5.0 release candidate 1: August 10, 2015
  • 3.5.0 release candidate 2: August 25, 2015
  • 3.5.0 release candidate 3: September 7, 2015
  • 3.5.0 final: September 13, 2015
  • 3.5.1 release candidate 1: November 22, 2015
  • 3.5.1 final: December 6, 2015
  • 3.5.2 release candidate 1: Sunday, June 12, 2016
  • 3.5.2 final: Sunday, June 26, 2016
  • 3.5.3 candidate 1: January 2, 2017
  • 3.5.3 final: January 17, 2017

There are no specific plans for the next release of Python 3.5.

Features for 3.5

  • PEP 441, improved Python zip application support
  • PEP 448, additional unpacking generalizations
  • PEP 461, "%-formatting" for bytes and bytearray objects
  • PEP 465, a new operator ("@") for matrix multiplication
  • PEP 471, os.scandir(), a fast new directory traversal function
  • PEP 475, adding support for automatic retries of interrupted system calls
  • PEP 479, change StopIteration handling inside generators
  • PEP 484, the typing module, a new standard for type annotations
  • PEP 485, math.isclose(), a function for testing approximate equality
  • PEP 486, making the Windows Python launcher aware of virtual environments
  • PEP 488, eliminating .pyo files
  • PEP 489, a new and improved mechanism for loading extension modules
  • PEP 492, coroutines with async and await syntax