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There seemed to be quite a lot of interest in my previous post, Pycon a “hiring fest”, so readers may be interested in the Pycon Wrapup. Jeremy Jones gives an overview of some of the Python projects to watch, and a summary of the new features in Python 3000, with Guido’s top five migration suggestions, based on an interview with Guido van Rossum, the father of Python.

“Python 3.0a1 is scheduled to be released in June 2007. 2.6a1 is scheduled for December 2007 with 2.6 final coming April 2008. 3.0 final should arrive June 2008. I thought it was interesting that 3.0 alpha will be available prior to 2.6 alpha. It is probably helpful to have a working implementation of 3.0 before 2.6 so they can put in better warnings about things that are potentially broken for a user. It looks like “real soon now” is actually going to happen real soon now.”