Hi everyone,

Fred asked about the reasoning behind recent version numbers as we ported 
packages to Python 3.

We decided that any package that depends on an alpha or unreleased package 
should itself be an alpha release. There are 2 packages that started the 

* zope.security: Tres wanted 4.0.0 to also have PyPy support, so he only did 
an alpha release to unblock the porting effort. Today, I finished the PyPy 
support and he released 4.0.0b1.

* ZODB: We currently do not have a release for a ported ZODB. For any package 
requiring the ZODB directly or indirectly, we added a snapshot sdist of the 
py3 branch into the package to demonstrate the tests passing. (See the zodb-
dev mailing list for the current status.)

Of course, the alpha releases are really stable, all the tests pass under 
Python 2.6 and 2.7.

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