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[Python-Dev] Time for 3.4.9 and 3.5.6

I'll use this opportunity to remind you that 3.4 build is broken -- it 
can't be built from start to installer with the instructions given 
because of outside factors (CPython has migrated from Hg to Git). 
https://bugs.python.org/issue31623 about this was ignored (see 
https://bugs.python.org/issue31623#msg303708 for supplemental fixes).

If this isn't something considered needing a fix, the claim that 3.4 is 
supported in any shape and form is but a pretense -- if something can't 
be built, it can't be used.

On 08.07.2018 10:45, Larry Hastings wrote:
> My six-month cadence means it's time for the next releases of 3.4 and 
> 3.5.? There haven't been many changes since the last releases--two, to 
> be exact.? These two security fixes were backported to both 3.4 and 3.5:
>   * bpo-32981: Fix catastrophic backtracking vulns (GH-5955)
>   * bpo-33001: Prevent buffer overrun in os.symlink (GH-5989)
> 3.5 also got some doc-only changes related to the online "version 
> switcher" dropdown.? (They weren't backported to 3.4 because we don't 
> list 3.4 in the version switcher dropdown anymore.)
> There are currently no PRs open for either 3.4 or 3.5, and they also 
> have no open "release blocker" or "deferred blocker" bugs. It seems 
> things are pretty quiet in our two security-fixes-only branches--a 
> good way to be!
> I therefore propose to cut the RCs in a week and a half, and the 
> finals two weeks later.? So:
>     Wednesday? July 18 2018 - 3.4.9rc1 and 3.5.6rc1
>     Wednesday August 1 2018 - 3.4.9 final and 3.5.6 final
> If anybody needs more time I'm totally happy to accommodate them--you 
> can probably have all the time you need.? I'm trying to keep to my 
> rough six-month cadence, but honestly that's pretty arbitrary.
> Thanks to all of you who keep making 3.4 and 3.5 better,
> //arry/
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