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Django 1.0 alpha released!

In accordance with the Django 1.0 release roadmap, tonight we've released the first "alpha" testing version of Django 1.0. This release includes all of the major features due for inclusion in the final Django 1.0, though some lower-priority items are still scheduled to be included before the 1.0 feature freeze, which will occur with the first beta release next month.

To grab a copy of the 1.0 alpha, 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 will not receive long-term support and will not be updated with security fixes, since its 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 beta release, currently scheduled for August 5. 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 July 21, 2008