Status of Python Versions#

The main branch is currently the future Python 3.12, and is the only branch that accepts new features. The latest release for each Python version can be found on the download page.

Supported Versions#

Dates shown in italic are scheduled and can be adjusted.

Branch

Schedule

Status

First release

End-of-life

Release manager

main

PEP 693

features

2023-10-03

2028-10

Thomas Wouters

3.11

PEP 664

bugfix

2022-10-03

2027-10

Pablo Galindo Salgado

3.10

PEP 619

bugfix

2021-10-04

2026-10

Pablo Galindo Salgado

3.9

PEP 596

security

2020-10-05

2025-10

Łukasz Langa

3.8

PEP 569

security

2019-10-14

2024-10

Łukasz Langa

3.7

PEP 537

security

2018-06-27

2023-06-27

Ned Deily

Unsupported versions#

Branch

Schedule

Status

First release

End-of-life

Release manager

3.6

PEP 494

end-of-life

2016-12-23

2021-12-23

Ned Deily

3.5

PEP 478

end-of-life

2015-09-13

2020-09-30

Larry Hastings

3.4

PEP 429

end-of-life

2014-03-16

2019-03-18

Larry Hastings

3.3

PEP 398

end-of-life

2012-09-29

2017-09-29

Georg Brandl, Ned Deily (3.3.7+)

3.2

PEP 392

end-of-life

2011-02-20

2016-02-20

Georg Brandl

3.1

PEP 375

end-of-life

2009-06-27

2012-04-09

Benjamin Peterson

3.0

PEP 361

end-of-life

2008-12-03

2009-06-27

Barry Warsaw

2.7

PEP 373

end-of-life

2010-07-03

2020-01-01

Benjamin Peterson

2.6

PEP 361

end-of-life

2008-10-01

2013-10-29

Barry Warsaw

Status key#

features

new features, bugfixes, and security fixes are accepted.

prerelease

feature fixes, bugfixes, and security fixes are accepted for the upcoming feature release.

bugfix

bugfixes and security fixes are accepted, new binaries are still released. (Also called maintenance mode or stable release)

security

only security fixes are accepted and no more binaries are released, but new source-only versions can be released

end-of-life

release cycle is frozen; no further changes can be pushed to it.

See also the Development Cycle page for more information about branches.

By default, the end-of-life is scheduled 5 years after the first release, but can be adjusted by the release manager of each branch. All Python 2 versions have reached end-of-life.