The End Of Life date (EOL, sunset date) for Python 2.7 has been moved five years into the future, to 2020. This decision was made to clarify the status of Python 2.7 and relieve worries for those users who cannot yet migrate to Python 3. See also PEP 466.
There will be no Python 2.8.
This declaration does not guarantee that bugfix releases will be made on a regular basis, but it should enable volunteers who want to contribute bugfixes for Python 2.7 and it should satisfy vendors who still have to support Python 2 for years to come.
DEPRECATION: Python 2.7 will reach the end of its life on January 1st, 2020.
Please upgrade your Python as Python 2.7 won’t be maintained after that date. A future version of pip will drop support for Python 2.7.
Currently supported (bug + security fixes):
- Python 3.8 (current master/development branch)
- Python 3.7
- Python 3.6
- Python 2.7 (until 2020-01-01)
Security fixes only:
- Python 3.5
- Python 3.4