Posted at LWN.net: "Python 2.1 is almost ready. We've built a release candidate -- a
version that should become the final version, barring any last-minute
showstopper bugs (which will of course be fixed before releasing the
final version). Thanks to all who helped!
Please download the release candidate and use it on your favorite
platform. For more info: http://www.python.org/2.1/."