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August archive

Django 1.0 beta 2 released!

August 27, 2008

In accordance with the (updated) Django 1.0 release roadmap, today we've released the second "beta" testing version of Django 1.0.

To grab a copy of 1.0 beta 2, head over to the Django downloads page, and be sure to read the release notes. Please keep in mind, though, that this release is not meant for production use, and is intended primarily for developers who are interested in checking out the new features in 1.0 and helping to identify and resolve bugs prior to the final release. The 1.0 alpha and beta releases will not receive long-term support and will not be updated with security fixes, since their main purpose is to serve as a stepping-stone on the path to the final Django 1.0, due to be released on September 2, 2008.

As of this release, Django is officially in a feature freeze for 1.0; from here on out, we'll only be working on bugs and stability before the final 1.0 release. If you'd like to help out, please review our documentation for contributors and feel free to join in one of the development sprints scheduled for the run up to 1.0.

Django 1.0 release party

August 26, 2008

Come help us celebrate the release of Django 1.0!

Next week is going to be huge. We’ll be releasing Django 1.0 early in the week, and then the first DjangoCon kicks next Friday.

To celebrate the release of Django 1.0, we’ll be holding a dinner party at the Tied House in Mountain View on Saturday, September 6th at 7pm. The date and time are designed to tie in with DjangoCon, but anyone is invited — especially those who can’t attend DjangoCon.

We’ve reserved the whole restaurant for Django friends and fans. Dinner starts at 7pm, and the festivities should continue until about 10:30 or so. The party’s free, though the dinner and drinks aren’t. Tied House has good food and great beer; come hungry!

To make the night extra fun, we’ll be holding “lightning talks” at the party — five minute presentations on various Django-related topics. We’ll be asking speakers at the conference to present vastly twimmed-down versions of their conference talks, and we’ll be opening the floor up to anyone to present their own cool shit.

Tied House is located in downtown Mountain View (map). For DjangoCon attendees, that’s about 15 minutes away from the conference venue; we’ll caravan over (and provide transportation for folks without cars) right after the day’s talks end.

If you’ll be coming, please RSVP so that we can get an accurate headcount.

We’re also looking for sponsors for the party, so if you’re interested please contact us.

We hope to see you all there!

Django 1.0 beta 1 released!

August 14, 2008

In accordance with the Django 1.0 release roadmap, tonight we've released the first "beta" testing version of Django 1.0.

To grab a copy of 1.0 beta 1, head over to the Django downloads page, and be sure to read the release notes. Please keep in mind, though, that this release is not meant for production use, and is intended primarily for developers who are interested in checking out the new features in 1.0 and helping to identify and resolve bugs prior to the final release. The 1.0 alpha and beta releases will not receive long-term support and will not be updated with security fixes, since their main purpose is to serve as a stepping-stone on the path to the final Django 1.0 release.

The next step on that path will be the first Django 1.0 release candidate, currently scheduled for August 21. If you'd like to help out, please review our documentation for contributors and feel free to join in one of the development sprints scheduled for the run up to 1.0; the full schedule is available in the Django 1.0 release roadmap.

Django 1.0 alpha 2 released!

August 8, 2008

In accordance with the Django 1.0 release roadmap, tonight we've released the second "alpha" testing version of Django 1.0.

To grab a copy of 1.0 alpha 2, head over to the Django downloads page, and be sure to read the release notes. Please keep in mind, though, that this release is not meant for production use, and is intended primarily for developers who are interested in checking out the new features in 1.0 and helping to identify and resolve bugs prior to the final release. The 1.0 alpha releases will not receive long-term support and will not be updated with security fixes, since their main purpose is to serve as a stepping-stone on the path to the final Django 1.0 release.

The next step on that path will be the Django 1.0 beta release, currently scheduled for August 14. If you'd like to help out, please review our documentation for contributors and feel free to join in one of the development sprints scheduled for the run up to 1.0; the full schedule is available in the Django 1.0 release roadmap.