On behalf of the IronPython team, I am happy to announce the availability of IronPython 2.7.9. This release has many fixes compared to 2.7.8. You can view the list of changes here. Thanks to all of those who helped with filing issues and fixing issues. With this release, we will shift the majority of work to IronPython3. The deb and macOS pkg's are somewhat still in test, but have been made available to try and get more issues found and filed.