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Django 1.1 release candidate available

As part of the Django 1.1 release process, tonight we've released Django 1.1 release candidate 1, a preview/testing package which, hopefully, is quite close to what will constitute the final Django 1.1 release. As with all pre-release packages, this is not for production use, but if you'd like to try out some of the new goodies coming in 1.1, or if you'd like to pitch in and help us fix bugs before the final 1.1 release (due in approximately one week), feel free to grab a copy and give it a spin.

You can get a copy of the 1.1 RC from our downloads page, and we recommend you read the release notes. Also, for the security conscious, signed MD5 and SHA1 checksums of the 1.1 release candidate package are available.

If no show-stopping bugs are found, the Django 1.1 final release will take place in one week. In the meantime, only critical release-blocking bugs will be considered for the final release. Django 1.1 is also now in string freeze; strings marked for translation will not change between now and the final release, so if you have translations to contribute now's the time.

With luck, we'll see you back here in a week for the release of Django 1.1.

Posted by James Bennett on July 21, 2009