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Django Releases

This page presensts the history of Django starting from the latest versions.

For newcomers, Django is a high-level, open-source Python web framework known for its rapid development capabilities and clean, pragmatic design.

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Django 4.2.6 (October, 2023):​

  • Django 4.2.6 fixes several bugs in 4.2.5
  • Fix Security Issue CVE-2023-41164
    • Potential denial of service vulnerability in django.utils.encoding.uri_to_iri()

Django 4.2.4 (August, 2023):​

  • Fixed a regression in Django 4.2 that caused a crash of QuerySet.aggregate() with aggregates referencing window functions (#34717).
  • Fixed a regression in Django 4.2 that caused a crash when grouping by a reference in a subquery (#34748).
  • Fixed a regression in Django 4.2 that caused aggregation over query that uses explicit grouping by multi-valued annotations to group against the wrong columns (#34750).

Django 4.2.2 (June, 2023):​

BugFixes:

  • Fixed a regression in Django 4.2 that caused an unnecessary DBMS_LOB.SUBSTR() wrapping in the isnull and exact=None lookups for TextField()/BinaryField() on Oracle (#34544).
  • Restored, following a regression in Django 4.2, get_prep_value() call in JSONField subclasses (#34539).
  • Fixed a regression in Django 4.2 that caused a crash of QuerySet.defer() when passing a ManyToManyField or GenericForeignKey reference. While doing so is a no-op, it was allowed in older version (#34570).
  • Fixed a regression in Django 4.2 that caused a crash of QuerySet.only() when passing a reverse OneToOneField reference (#34612).
  • Fixed a bug in Django 4.2 where makemigrations --update didn’t respect the --name option (#34568).
  • Fixed a performance regression in Django 4.2 when compiling queries without ordering (#34580).

Django 4.2 (April, 2023):​

  • Psycopg 3 support
    • Django now supports psycopg version 3.1.8 or higher. To update your code, install the psycopg library, you don`t need to change the ENGINE as django.db.backends.postgresql supports both libraries.
  • Comments on columns and tables
    • The new Field.db_comment and Meta.db_table_comment options allow creating comments on columns and tables, respectively.

Django 4.0 (December, 2021):​

  • zoneinfo default timezone implementation
  • scrypt password hasher
  • Redis cache backend
  • Template based form rendering

Django 3.2 (April 2021):​

  • Extended support for Python 3.9.
  • Introduced improved speed and performance enhancements.

Django 3.1 (August 2020):​

  • Extended support for Python 3.8 and 3.9.
  • Introduced stricter database constraints.
  • Enhanced security features.

Django 3.0 (December 2019):​

  • Dropped support for Python 3.5.
  • Added support for Python 3.8.
  • Introduced path converters in URL routing.

Django 2.2 (April 2019):​

  • Extended support for Python 3.7 and 3.8.
  • Included database and performance improvements.

Django 2.1 (August 2018):​

  • Added support for Python 3.7.
  • Included features like multi-database support and easier handling of static files.

Django 2.0 (December 2017):​

  • Dropped support for Python 2.x.
  • Required Python 3.4 or later.
  • Included various improvements and updates.

Django 1.11 (April 2017):​

  • Extended support for Python 3.6.
  • Introduced "subquery" expressions.
  • Included an easier way to format template text.

Django 1.10 (August 2016):​

  • Introduced full support for Python 3.5.
  • Added features like template-based widget rendering.

Django 1.9 (December 2015):​

  • Included support for PostgreSQL's "upsert" feature.
  • Improved password hashing.
  • Enhanced customizability of the admin interface.

Django 1.8 (April 2015):​

  • Added support for the "Django Rest Framework."
  • Included native support for complex database types like JSON.
  • Other improvements.

Django 1.7 (September 2014):​

  • Introduced the "migrations" framework as a core feature.
  • Allowed database schema changes to be version-controlled.

Django 1.6 (November 2013):​

  • Brought significant improvements in testing and authentication.
  • Added support for database schema migrations.

Django 1.5 (February 2013):​

  • Introduced custom user models.
  • Added a new timezone support model.
  • Configurable user authentication system.

Django 1.4 (March 2012):​

  • Added timezone support.
  • Supported user-uploaded static files.
  • Improved scalability.

Django 1.3 (March 2011):​

  • Added class-based views.
  • Improved file handling.
  • Better support for NoSQL databases.

Django 1.2 (May 2010):​

  • Added support for multiple database connections.
  • Improved form handling.
  • Enhanced internationalization features.

Django 1.1 (July 2009):​

  • Introduced features like aggregation and transaction-based testing.
  • Improved support for PostgreSQL.

Django 1.0 (September 2008):​

  • First official stable release.
  • Included the admin interface, authentication, and many core features.

Django 0.96 (March 2006):​

  • Focused on code quality and compatibility, laying the groundwork for future versions.

Django 0.95 (January 2006):​

  • Added support for database migrations.
  • Improved documentation and template support.

Django 0.91 (October 2005):​

  • Introduced features like the automatic admin interface and template inheritance.

Django 0.90 (July 2005):​

  • First public release of Django.
  • Open-sourced under the BSD license.

This list covers the major releases of Django from the latest to the earliest versions.


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