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Django 1.0 beta 1 released!

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.

Posted by James Bennett on August 14, 2008