December 22, 2011
As part of the Django 1.4 release process, tonight we've released Django 1.4 alpha 1, a preview/testing package that gives a little taste of some of the new features coming in Django 1.4. 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 1.4, or if you'd like to pitch in and help us fix bugs before the final 1.4 release (due in March), feel free to grab a copy and give it a spin.
You can get a copy of the 1.4 alpha 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 1.4 alpha package are available.
Also, please note that Django 1.4 now requires a minimum of Python 2.5; Python 2.4 is no longer supported.
December 20, 2011
The DjangoCon Europe organizing committee, chaired by Simon Zmoos, is excited to announce the dates for DjangoCon Europe 2012.
The conference will be held in Zürich, Switzerland from June 4th to June 6th, 2012, followed by two days of sprints. The conference will be at Stadion Letzigrund and the sprints will be at Cigarettenfabrik Zürich directly at the river.
Looking forward to see you in Zürich in June!