Software Update: Python 3.8.3

Python is an object-oriented programming language that can be used to develop simple to complex, cross-platform applications. It was designed in the 1990s by Guido van Rossum, who at the time worked in Amsterdam for the CWI worked. Guido, who was involved in Python development as a BDFL and also worked for Dropbox, is now retired. The development team has released versions 3.8.3 of Python and the announcement of this release looks like this:

Python 3.8.3 is now available

On behalf of the entire Python development community, and the currently serving Python release team in particular, I’m pleased to announce the release of Python 3.8.3, the third maintenance release of Python 3.8.

It contains two months worth of bug fixes. Detailed information about all changes made in 3.8.3 can be found in its change log† Note that compared to 3.8.2, version 3.8.3 also contains the changes introduced in 3.8.3rc1.

The Python 3.8 series is the newest feature release of the Python language, and it contains many new features and optimizations. see the “What’s New in Python 3.8” document for more information about features included in the 3.8 series.

Maintenance releases for the 3.8 series will continue at regular bi-monthly intervals, with 3.8.4 planned for mid-July 2020.

one more thing

Unless blocked on any critical issue, Monday May 18th will be the release date of Python 3.9.0 beta 1. It’s a special release because this is when we lock the feature set for Python 3.9. If you can help testing the current available alpha release, that would be very helpful

Version number 3.8.3
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris, UNIX, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
Website Python Insider
License type Conditions (GNU/BSD/etc.)