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List released Python versions and their release & EOL dates

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Ever needed to know what Python versions were currently supported, or how many subversions a given Python version had? Wondering how long until a given version came out or reached end-of-life? The answers to these and some other questions can be found with this library.

pyversion-info pulls its data every run from jwodder/pyversion-info-data on GitHub. Prerelease versions are not (currently) included. I promise 24-hour turnaround times for keeping the database up-to-date until I am hit by a bus.

Installation

pyversion-info requires Python 3.6 or higher. Just use pip for Python 3 (You have pip, right?) to install pyversion-info and its dependencies:

python3 -m pip install pyversion-info

Examples

Start out by fetching the database:

>>> from pyversion_info import get_pyversion_info
>>> pyvinfo = get_pyversion_info()

Get a list of all currently-supported Python series:

>>> pyvinfo.supported_series()
['2.7', '3.5', '3.6', '3.7']

When does 3.8 come out?

>>> pyvinfo.release_date("3.8")
datetime.date(2019, 10, 21)

When does 2.7 reach end-of-life?

>>> pyvinfo.eol_date("2.7")
datetime.date(2020, 1, 1)

Just how many micro versions does 2.7 have, anyway?

>>> pyvinfo.subversions("2.7")
['2.7.0', '2.7.1', '2.7.2', '2.7.3', '2.7.4', '2.7.5', '2.7.6', '2.7.7', '2.7.8', '2.7.9', '2.7.10', '2.7.11', '2.7.12', '2.7.13', '2.7.14', '2.7.15', '2.7.16']

How many versions of Python 3 have been released?

>>> pyvinfo.subversions("3")
['3.0', '3.1', '3.2', '3.3', '3.4', '3.5', '3.6', '3.7']

API

Versions are passed to & returned from methods as strings in the form "X" (a major version), "X.Y" (a minor version), or "X.Y.Z" (a micro version).

All dates are returned as datetime.date objects.

PyVersionInfo

A class for querying Python versions and their release & EOL dates

PyVersionInfo(data: dict)
Construct a new PyVersionInfo object from a dict containing version release dates and series EOL dates structured in accordance with this JSON Schema
pyvinfo.eol_date(series: str) -> Union[date, None, Literal[True]]
Returns the end-of-life date of the given Python version series (i.e., a minor version like 3.5). The return value may be None, indicating that the series is not yet end-of-life and its end-of-life date is unknown or undetermined. The return value may alternatively be True, indicating that the series has reached end-of-life but the date on which that happened is unknown.
pyvinfo.is_eol(series: str) -> bool
Returns whether the given version series has reached end-of-life yet
pyvinfo.is_released(version: str) -> bool
Returns whether the given version has been released yet. For a major or minor version, this is the whether the first (in version order) micro version has been released.
pyvinfo.is_supported(version: str) -> bool
Returns whether the given version is currently supported. For a micro version, this is whether it has been released and the corresponding minor version is not yet end-of-life. For a major or minor version, this is whether at least one subversion is supported.
pyvinfo.major_versions(unreleased: bool = False) -> List[str]
Returns a list in version order of all Python major versions (as strings). If unreleased is true (default: False), the list includes unreleased versions; otherwise, they are omitted.
pyinfo.micro_versions(unreleased: bool = False) -> List[str]

Returns a list in version order of all Python micro versions Versions in the form X.Y are included here as X.Y.0.

If unreleased is true (default: False), the list includes unreleased versions; otherwise, they are omitted.

pyvinfo.minor_versions(unreleased: bool = False) -> List[str]
Returns a list in version order of all Python minor versions. If unreleased is true (default: False), the list includes unreleased versions; otherwise, they are omitted.
pyvinfo.release_date(version: str) -> Optional[date]
Returns the release date of the given Python version. For a major or minor version, this is the release date of its first (in version order) micro version. The return value may be None, indicating that, though the version has been released and is known to the database, its release date is unknown.
pyvinfo.subversions(version: str, unreleased: bool = False) -> List[str]

Returns a list in version order of all subversions of the given version. If version is a major version, this is all of its released minor versions. If version is a minor version, this is all of its released micro versions.

If unreleased is true (default: False), the list includes unreleased subversions. Otherwise, they are omitted.

pyvinfo.supported_series() -> List[str]
Returns a list in version order of all Python version series (i.e., minor versions like 3.5) that are currently supported (i.e., that have at least one release made and are not yet end-of-life)

Utilities

UnknownVersionError

Subclass of ValueError raised when PyVersionInfo is asked for information about a version that does not appear in its database. Operations that result in an UnknownVersionError may succeed later as more Python versions are announced & released.

The unknown version is stored in an UnknownVersionError instance’s version attribute.

get_pyversion_info(url: str = pyversion_info.DATA_URL, cache_dir: Optional[str] = pyversion_info.CACHE_DIR) -> PyVersionInfo
Fetches the latest version release data from url and returns a new PyVersionInfo object. The HTTP response is cached in cache_dir to speed up future requests (or cache_dir can be set to None to disable caching).

Command

New in version 0.4.0

pyversion-info also provides a command of the same name for querying information about Python versions from the command line:

pyversion-info [<global-options>] <command> [<args> ...]

Currently, pyversion-info has two subcommands, list and show.

Global Options

-d DATABASE, --database DATABASE
 Use the given JSON file as the version information database instead of fetching data from the default URL. DATABASE can be either an HTTP or HTTPS URL or a path to a local file.

pyversion-info list

pyversion-info [<global-options>] list [<options>] {major|minor|micro}

List all major, minor, or micro Python versions, one per line.

Options

-a, --all List all known versions of the given level
-n, --not-eol Only list versions that have not yet reached end-of-life (i.e., all supported versions plus all unreleased versions)
-r, --released Only list released versions. This is the default.
-s, --supported
 Only list currently-supported versions

pyversion-info show

pyversion-info [<global-options>] show [<options>] <version>

Show various information about a given Python version.

For a major version, the output is of the form:

Version: 3
Level: major
Release-date: 2008-12-03
Is-released: yes
Is-supported: yes
Subversions: 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9

For a minor version, the output is of the form:

Version: 3.3
Level: minor
Release-date: 2012-09-29
Is-released: yes
Is-supported: no
EOL-date: 2017-09-29
Is-EOL: yes
Subversions: 3.3.0, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.3.4, 3.3.5, 3.3.6, 3.3.7

For a micro version, the output is of the form:

Version: 3.9.5
Level: micro
Release-date: 2021-05-03
Is-released: yes
Is-supported: yes

Options

-J, --json Output JSON
-S, --subversions <all|not-eol|released|supported>
 Which subversions to list; the choices have the same meanings as the list options of the same name [default: released]

Caveats

The database is generally only updated when an edit is made to a release schedule PEP. Occasionally, a deadline listed in a PEP is missed, but the PEP is not updated for a couple days, and so for a brief period this library will falsely report the given version as released.

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