Yes, it finally happened.
I'm pleased to announce the release of PyS60 1.3.8, the first preview
of Python for S60 3rd Edition. Downloads are available at SourceForge:
First of all a disclaimer: This is not a final stable release. There
are sharp edges and pointy bits. Wear gloves. Keep away from children.
Just like last year, we are going to put out development releases
before the final in order to get feedback and to expose them to
additional testing. This is the first one of those releases. There is
still a lot of testing, bug fixing and polishing to do and new
features to add before the stable release. We are aiming for a final
1.4.0 release some time in the second half of 2006.
In the first half of 2006 we have concentrated on getting things
ported to the 3rd edition. It's been a bumpy ride at times, and other
things have been put aside for a while in order to get the 3rd edition
release into the hands of developers as quickly as possible.
One of these is fixes to bugs found in the older releases. I'd like to
thank everyone who has taken the time to test our releases and file
bug reports in SourceForge on the defects found. We haven't forgotten
them and in the coming months we are going to address them.
Another is documentation updates. The PyS60 Library Reference hasn't
been updated yet to reflect the 3rd edition changes, primarily because
things are still in flux and there have been quite few feature
additions. For the time being you have to read the release notes and
readmes to see what is new.
The codebase of 1.3.8 currently supports only the 3rd edition
SDK. PyS60 is definitely going to keep supporting pre-3rd ed
platforms, and as we start doing the pending bug fixes and feature
additions, we'll release builds for older platforms as well. There
isn't much to tweak to make everything work smoothly, but since there
have been so few feature additions this preview release has been
compiled just for 3rd edition.
Anyway, now it's your turn. Try it out and tell us what you think.
Unfortunately I cannot promise any responses for the next month or so,
since Finland practically shuts down for the summer holidays. We'll
get back to you in August, though.
-- Jukka Laurila