Django 1.9 beta 1 released

Posted by Tim Graham on October 19, 2015

As part of the Django 1.9 release process, today we've released Django 1.9 beta 1, a preview/testing package that represents the second stage in the 1.9 release cycle and an opportunity for you to try out the changes coming in Django 1.9.

Django 1.9 has a myriad of goodies which you can read about in the in-development 1.9 release notes.

Only bugs in new features and regressions from earlier versions of Django will be fixed between now and 1.9 final (also, translations will be updated following the "string freeze" when the release candidate is issued). The current release schedule calls for a release candidate about a month from now with the final release to follow about two weeks after that around December 1. We'll only be able to keep this schedule if we get early and often testing from the community. Updates on the release schedule schedule are available on the django-developers mailing list.

As with all alpha and beta packages, this is not for production use. But if you'd like to take some of the new features for a spin, or to help find and fix bugs (which should be reported to the issue tracker), you can grab a copy of the beta package from our downloads page or on PyPI. As always, signed MD5, SHA1, and SHA256 checksums of the release are available.

The PGP key ID used for this release is Tim Graham: 1E8ABDC773EDE252.

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