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Django 1.5 alpha 1 released

As part of the Django 1.5 release process, today we've released Django 1.5 alpha 1, a preview/testing package that gives a little taste of some of the new stuff coming in Django 1.5. 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 1.5, or if you'd like to pitch in and help us fix bugs before the final 1.5 release (due in December), feel free to grab a copy and give it a spin.

You can get a copy of the 1.5 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 1.5 alpha package are available.

Also, please note that Django 1.5 now requires a minimum of Python 2.6; Python 2.5 is no longer supported. Python 3.x releases, starting with Python 3.2, are experimentally supported in this release. For more information on Python 3 support, and the testing Django 1.5 will still need, see this blog post.

Posted by James Bennett on October 25, 2012