Django 1.4 release candidate issued
As part of the Django 1.4 release process, today we've issued Django 1.4 release candidate 1, which will hopefully be the final pre-release package before Django 1.4 goes final.
Because this is a pre-release package, it is of course not recommended for production use, but if you'd like to try it out in a safe environment and help spot any remaining bugs before 1.4 final, feel free to grab a copy and give it a spin.
You can get a copy of the 1.4 release candidate from our downloads page, and we recommend you read the release notes. The most important note there is that Django 1.4 drops support for Python 2.4; to run the release candidate you'll need at least Python 2.5. Also, for the security conscious, signed MD5 and SHA1 checksums of the 1.4 release candidate package are available.
If you spot serious bugs that could block the release of Django 1.4, please head over to our Trac instance, look to see if a ticket has already been filed, and if not open a new one.
If no show-stopping bugs are reported within the next seven days, we'll move ahead and issue the Django 1.4 release early next week from sunny Santa Clara, California, where most of the Django crew will be hanging out at PyCon.
Posted by James Bennett on March 5, 2012