Django 1.2 beta 1 released

Posted by James Bennett on February 6, 2010

As part of the Django 1.2 release process, tonight we've released Django 1.2 beta 1, a preview/testing package that gives a little taste of some of the new features coming in Django 1.2. As with all alpha and beta packages, this is not for production use, but if you'd like to try out some of the new goodies coming in 1.2, or if you'd like to pitch in and help us fix bugs before the final 1.2 release (due in April), feel free to grab a copy and give it a spin.

You can get a copy of the 1.2 beta package from our downloads page, and we recommend you read the release notes. Also, for the security conscious, signed MD5 and SHA1 checksums of the 1.2 beta package are available.

Also, note that this release constitutes the final feature freeze for Django 1.2. No further new feature development will take place before the final 1.2 release; only bugfix work will be accepted in trunk until 1.2 lands.

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