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How to get Django

Django is available open-source under the BSD license. It requires Python version 2.6.5 or higher, but it has no dependencies on other Python libraries. There are several ways you can get it:

Option 1. Get the latest official version

The latest official version is 1.6.3.

You can install it with pip:

pip install Django==1.6.3

Option 2. Get the beta for 1.7

As part of the Django 1.7 development process, Django 1.7b2 is available. This release is only for experienced users who want to try out the new version and help identify any remaining bugs prior to the 1.7 release. Please read the 1.7 release notes before using this package.

To try out the beta, you can install it with pip:

pip install https://www.djangoproject.com/download/1.7b2/tarball/

Option 3. Get the latest development version

The latest and greatest Django version is the one that's in our Git repository (our revision-control system). Get it using this shell command, which requires Git:

git clone https://github.com/django/django.git

You can also download a zipped archive of the development version.

After you get it

See the installation guide for further instructions. Make sure you read the documentation that corresponds to the version of Django you've just installed.

And be sure to sign up for the django-users mailing list, where other Django users and the Django developers themselves all hang out to help each other.