Pyston 2.1 Released With Striving For High Performance Python
Fast forward to now, Pyston 2.1 was released on Friday. Pyston 2.1 delivers bug fixes and small improvements over Pyston 2.0 that shipped at the end of October. There is a generic Pyston 2.1 binary as well as Ubuntu 16.04/18.04/20.04 builds.
Unfortunately, as with Pyston 2.0, there are currently no sources available for Pyston 2.1 but just these binary builds. The Pyston start-up seems to still be figuring out their game plan and as such for now their GitHub repository is just hosting a README and the binary downloads.
Those interested in trying out Pyston 2.1 can do so via GitHub. We'll see how this Pyston 2.x effort pans out but at least for now great to see continued interest by many parties in advancing the performance of Python interpreters.