Category: Django Project

Django 2.2 released

The Django team is happy to announce the release of Django 2.2.

This version has been designated as a long-term support (LTS) release, which means that security and data loss fixes will be applied for at least the next three years. It will also receive fixes for crashing bugs, major functionality bugs in newly-introduced features, and regressions from older versions of Django for the next eight months until December 2019.

As always, the release notes cover the salmagundi of new features in detail, but a few highlights are:

You can get Django 2.2 from our downloads page or from the Python Package Index. The PGP key ID used for this release is Carlton Gibson: E17DF5C82B4F9D00.

With the release of Django 2.2, Django 2.1 has reached the end of mainstream support. The final minor bug fix release, 2.1.8, was issued today. Django 2.1 will receive security and data loss fixes until December 2019. All users are encouraged to upgrade before then to continue receiving fixes for security issues.

See the downloads page for a table of supported versions and the future release schedule.

Django bugfix release: 2.1.8

Today we’ve issued the 2.1.8 bugfix release.

The release package and checksums are available from our downloads page, as well as from the Python Package Index. The PGP key ID used for this release is Carlton Gibson: E17DF5C82B4F9D00.

DjangoCon US 2019 Returns to San Diego

We are pleased to announce that the DjangoCon US 2019 conference will
return to San Diego, California, from September 22-27, 2019!

  • September 22: Tutorials (Paid)
  • September 23-25: Talks
  • September 26-27: Sprints

We have a lot of amazing things planned that we’ll be announcing over
the next few months. Until then, here’s what you can do to help!

Start working on those proposals, and we hope we’ll see you at DjangoCon
US 2019!

2018 Malcolm Tredinnick Memorial Prize awarded to Kojo Idrissa

The Board of the Django Software Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2018 Malcolm Tredinnick Memorial Prize has been awarded to Kojo Idrissa.

Kojo has been active in the Django community since at least 2015, if not earlier. He’s been a DjangoCon US organizer since 2016, former DEFNA board member, and current DEFNA North American Ambassador.

Kojo has hosted an orientation for first-time DjangoCon US attendees for the last several years, which could not be a better example of Malcolm’s friendly spirit to new users.

Ken Whitesell, who nominated Kojo, also noted many Kojo’s other contributions:

Kojo is a very active member of the weekly CodeNewbie chats. Hosts the DjangoCon new-user
orientation session. Very visible presence at DjangoCon, always seems to be focused on ensuring
first time attendees have the best possible experience.

The other nominees this year were:

  • Anna Makarudze
  • Daniel Joey Darko
  • Humphrey Butau
  • Jani Tiainen
  • Jeff Triplett
  • Kenneth Love
  • Simon Charette

Every year we receive many nominations and it’s always hard to pick the winner. In fact, some have been nominated in multiple years. Malcolm would be very proud of the legacy he has fostered in our community!

Congratulations Kojo on the well deserved honor!

Django 2.2 release candidate 1 released

Django 2.2 release candidate 1 is the final opportunity for you to try out the salmagundi of new
features
before Django 2.2 is released.

The release candidate stage marks the string freeze and the call for translators to submit translations. Provided no major bugs are discovered that can’t be solved in the next two weeks, Django 2.2 will be released on or around April 1. Any delays will be communicated on the django-developers mailing list thread.

Please use this opportunity to help find and fix bugs (which should be reported
to the issue tracker). You can grab a copy of the package from
our downloads page or on PyPI.

The PGP key ID used for this release is Carlton Gibson: E17DF5C82B4F9D00.

Django bugfix release: 2.0.13

Today we’ve issued the 2.0.13 bugfix release.

The release package and checksums are available from our downloads page, as well as from the Python Package Index. The PGP key ID used for this release is Carlton Gibson: E17DF5C82B4F9D00.

Django 2.2 beta 1 released

Django 2.2 beta 1 is now available. It represents the second stage in the 2.2 release cycle and is an opportunity for you to try out the changes coming in Django 2.2.

Django 2.2 has a salmagundi of new features which you can read about in
the in-development 2.2 release notes.

Only bugs in new features and regressions from earlier versions of Django will be
fixed between now and 2.2 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 in a month from now with the
final release to follow about two weeks after that around April 1. Early and often
testing from the community will help minimize the number of bugs in the release.
Updates on the release schedule schedule are available on the django-developers mailing list.

As with all beta 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 Carlton Gibson: E17DF5C82B4F9D00.