On behalf of the Python development team and the Python community, I'm
happy to announce the release of Python 2.5.6. There were no changes
since the release candidate.

This is a source-only release that only includes security fixes. The
last full bug-fix release of Python 2.5 was Python 2.5.4. Users are
encouraged to upgrade to the latest release of Python 2.7 (which is
2.7.1 at this point). This release is most likely the final release of
Python 2.5; under the current release policy, no security issues in
Python 2.5 will be fixed after October, 2011.

This releases fixes issues with the urllib, urllib2, SimpleHTTPServer,
and audiop modules. See the release notes at the website (also
available as Misc/NEWS in the source distribution) for details of bugs

For more information on Python 2.5.6, including download links for
various platforms, release notes, and known issues, please see:


Highlights of the previous major Python releases are available from
the Python 2.5 page, at


Enjoy this release,

Martin v. Loewis
martin at v.loewis.de
Python Release Manager
(on behalf of the entire python-dev team)

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