Python 2.6.6: The Last Maintenance Release
Python 2.6.6 is the newest and last maintenance release for the Python 2.6 series.
Going forward, only security fixes will be made to Python 2.6 until its end-of-life in October 2013. There will be no new features or bugs fixed.
Version 2.6.6 fixes dozens of issues with the core, built-in modules, libraries and documentation.
For ongoing maintenance releases, upgrade to Python 2.7.