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For important software, it is common to support a release for multiple years. With Python, support is mostly in the form of bugfixes. You can see the changelog for the whole list of fixes between versions (see 3.5 full changelog). Between versions such as 3.5 and 3.4, not only bugs were fixed but also new features were added. E.g. 3.5 added the @ matrix ...


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The same reason we receive updates to Windows 7 after the release of Windows 8, 8.1, 10.… The same reason you can take your car to the dealer for a service and new tyres, even though it's ten years old. It would be a bit rubbish if you had to buy a whole new car every time you broke a tail light. The same reason you can build a new porch at the ...


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I would say that this depends on what your app does, and what are its strong suites. Lets say for the sake of simplicity that your app does one of the 3 things: Combines standard/non-ground-breaking code chunks/practices into a cool new way of organizing or viewing data for users (like, "Twitter for pets!") Reveals some awesome new technology that you have ...



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