October archive

Django 1.4.9 and 1.5.5 released

October 24, 2013

Tonight we've issued two releases -- Django 1.4.9 and Django 1.5.5 -- which act as minor bugfix packages. Some of the bugs fixed in these releases are security-related, but these are not security releases; primarily, these releases improve our PBKDF2 hasher to better deal with the denial-of-service issue disclosed last month, and fix other non-security-related bugs.

Full release notes are available:

The release packages themselves, along with their checksums, can be obtained from our downloads page.

Django 1.6 release candidate available

October 22, 2013

As part of the Django 1.6 release process, today we've released Django 1.6 release candidate 1, a preview/testing package for Django 1.6. 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 1.6, or if you'd like to pitch in and help us fix bugs before the final 1.6 release, feel free to grab a copy and give it a spin.

In particular, we ask users of this release candidate to watch for and report any major bugs they encounter; if no release-blocking bugs are reported, Django 1.6 will be released in approximately two weeks.

You can get a copy of the 1.6 release candidate from our downloads page, and we recommend you read the release notes.

Django 1.6 requires Python 2.6.5; Python 3.x releases, starting with Python 3.2, are also supported. For more information on Python 3 support, see the notes on porting to and using Python 3.

Django Sprint in Berlin, Germany

October 21, 2013

I'm excited to announce the next Django sprint will take place in Berlin, Germany on November 23rd and 24th. The event is organized by the German Django Association together with the Django Users Berlin.

The sprint is hosted at the Thinkfarm co-working space (Map) in Berlin Kreuzberg.

Sprinting will start on Saturday, November 23rd at 10:00 CET and ends on Sunday, November 24th around 22:00 CET.

On Friday, November 22nd at 20:00 CET we especially invite newcomers to join our Django installation party.

Please don't forget to RVSP here: http://www.meetup.com/django-user-group-berlin/events/146656662/

If this is your first time contributing to Django itself and can't make it to the installation party on Friday please have a look at the contributing guide and set up your clone of the Django git repository.

If we are lucky Django 1.6 will be released before the event so we can concentrate on those many new features that will be part of Django 1.7 or on post-release bugfixes.

If you’re unable to come to Berlin you're still very welcome to contribute to the sprint online. Sprinters and core developers will be available in the #django-sprint IRC channel on Freenode.

We hope you can join us and make it an awesome sprint!