I'm pleased to announce version 0.4 Django-Compat-Patcher, which adds forwards/backwards compatibility shims for Django1.10 and Django 1.11: https://pypi.org/manage/project/django-compat-patcher/release/0.4/
The goal of this project is to vastly improve the compatibility of different Django versions, so that different applications and plugins of its ecosystem can be used together without creating dependency hells.
Django-Compat-Patcher also showcases a shim management system which could be ported to other frameworks, to separate compatibility shims from (clean) codebase, and apply them automatically only when needed.
It has been used successfully on the Pychronia roleplay portal (https://github.com/ChrysalisTeam/pychronia).
Homepage of the DCP project : https://github.com/pakal/django-compat-patcher
regards, Pascal Chambon