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Boto3, the next version of Boto, is now stable and recommended for general use. It can be used side-by-side with Boto in the same project, so it is easy to start using Boto3 in your existing projects as well as new projects. Going forward, API updates and all new feature work will be focused on Boto3.

For more information, see the documentation for boto3.

boto v2.24.0


This release adds M3 instance types to Amazon EC2, adds support for dead letter queues to Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), adds a single JSON file for all region and endpoint information and provides several fixes to a handful of services and documentation. Additionally, the SDK now supports using AWS Signature Version 4 with Amazon S3.