Plans for Python 2.7.9 in supported Ubuntu releases

Asked by Felix Krull on 2015-01-10

What are the official plans for Python 2.7.9 (and further 2.7 patch releases) in supported releases? As per PEP 466 (https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0466/), these will receive handpicked security-related feature additions from the Python 3 series. Will these new releases be included in released-and-still-supported Ubuntu versions? (I realise Ubuntu releases don't generally get new upstream software versions, but I feel this case might warrant an exception.)

Note that I'm specifically asking about the *features* mentioned in PEP 466 (and any future additions), i.e. the new functions in the hmac and hashlib modules and the backported ssl module, not any security issues in existing functionality.

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Felix Krull
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2015-01-14
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2015-01-10

I suggest you report a bug

Akshay Shah (akshay-u) said : #2

Re-filed as a bug and linked here.

Felix Krull (fkrull) said : #3

All right; thanks :)