Python 2.7.2 and 3.1.4 arrive

As expected, Python 2.7.2 and Python 3.1.4 have been released by the Python developers. Both releases contain the security fixes to stop redirection errors that were included in May’s Python 2.5.6 and last week’s Python 2.6.7 “security fixes only” releases, but these are general maintenance releases and therefore contain many more fixes and corrections – although only Python 2.7.2 is a current production version.

For example, the 2.7.2 release sees an increase in the secondary thread stack sizes on Mac OS X and FreeBSD to reduce the chances of crashing, the ability to handle post-2038 dates on Windows with NTFS file systems, a fix for a post-fork crashing bug on RHEL5, and around 160 other fixes detailed in the 2.7.2 release notes. The 3.1.4 release notes detail a similar stack and date fix, along with around 140 other fixes.

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