Django 1.1 beta released

Tue 24 March 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Django Beta 1.1 (ship1) released

Though slightly behind schedule, Django 1.1 beta was released yesterday. It offers a lot of new features compared to the last stable release 1.0. A few of the notable ones are:

  • Model Aggregation
  • Query Expressions
  • Fast Tests
  • Unmananaged & Proxy Models
  • Deferred Fields
  • Batch functionality in Admin (like bulk edit etc)
  • Host of CSRF related changes

The two changes that I was personally interested in were:

  • Extensibililty of the comments framework
  • Integration of Comment-utils

I would like to thank Jacob Kaplan-Moss, Jannis Leidel, Carl JM, James Bennett and all others involved for the previous two changes.

A special thanks to Malcolm Tredinnick, Russell Keith-Magee and others for the huge improvements to the ORM.

My thanks also goes to Adrian Holovaty for releasing Django Book 2.0 to the community.

I would make a big mistake if I forget to thank the wonderful Django community that uses, supports and contributes to the wonderful project. Thanks guys.

Django Project rocks!!!