You are viewing the documentation for an older version of boto (boto2).

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 v2.8.0

The 2.8.0 release of boto is now available on PyPI.

You can get a comprehensive list of all commits made between the 2.7.0 release and the 2.8.0 release at…2.8.0.

This release includes:

  • Added support for Amazon Elasticache
  • Added support for Amazon Elastic Transcoding Service

As well as numerous bug fixes and improvements.


There were 115 commits in this release from 21 different authors. The authors are listed below, in alphabetical order:

  • conorbranagan
  • dkavanagh
  • gaige
  • garnaat
  • halfaleague
  • jamesls
  • jjhooper
  • jordansissel
  • jterrace
  • Kodiologist
  • kopertop
  • mfschwartz
  • nathan11g
  • pasc
  • phobologic
  • schworer
  • seandst
  • SirAlvarex
  • Yaniv Ovadia
  • yig
  • yovadia12