Django 5.1 beta 1 released

Posted by Natalia Bidart on June 26, 2024

Django 5.1 beta 1 is now available. It represents the second stage in the 5.1 release cycle and is an opportunity for you to try out the changes coming in Django 5.1.

Django 5.1 brings a kaleidoscope of improvements which you can read about in the in-development 5.1 release notes.

Only bugs in new features and regressions from earlier versions of Django will be fixed between now and the 5.1 final release. Translations will be updated following the "string freeze", which occurs when the release candidate is issued. The current release schedule calls for a release candidate in a month from now, and a final release to follow about two weeks after that, scheduled for August 7th.

Early and frequent testing from the community will help minimize the number of bugs in the release. Updates on the release schedule are available on the Django forum.

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.

The PGP key ID used for this release is Natalia Bidart: 2EE82A8D9470983E.

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