A new version of Python, version 2.6 has been released.
This version contains recent addition to the incoming Python 3.0 that doesn't break the current 2.x version's code. As we know, Python 3.0 was designed to break compatibility of 2.x code. Some changes and additions to the 3.0 that is not breaking the 2.x is backported into this 2.6 release.
New modules added to the standard library: multiprocessing, json.
Look at the website: http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.6/