ANN: Django 0.91 released

Adrian Holovaty holovaty at
Wed Jan 11 12:17:58 EST 2006

We're pleased to announce Django 0.91, the result of a month and a half
of feature additions, bug fixes, usability changes and other
improvements to the Django Web framework.

There are literally hundreds of improvements since version 0.90 -- but
some of the most notable are:

    * Merged the "new-admin" branch, which heavily refactored the way
the admin works, to make it more extensible.

    * Changed passwords to be stored with a salt, and with a tighter
(and swappable) encryption algorithm.

    * URLconfs no longer require named groups; you can use simple

    * Changed the default project layout to add a utility,
which avoids frustration with DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE.

    * Added a gorgeous template-debugging error page in the case of
template syntax errors.

    * Added an {% include %} template tag.

    * Added a framework for template context processors.

    * Improved the e-mail library to prevent header injections.

    * Added OR lookups to the database API.

    * Made the template system scoped to the parser instead of the
template module. Also changed the way tags/filters are registered and
added support for multiple arguments to the {% load %} tag.

In addition to the many, many changes, we've reworked the tutorial to
simplify things -- namely using the new utility instead of
futzing with the Python path and environment variables.

Many thanks to all the great people who've contributed to this project.
You can check them out in the AUTHORS file:

About Django

Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid
development and clean, pragmatic design. It lets you write high-quality
Web apps very quickly, with very little code.

It gives you:

* An object-relational mapper, which currently works with PostgreSQL,
MySQL and SQLite. (Oracle and MS-SQL support are coming.) This lets you
query databases in Python; there's no need to write SQL if you don't
want to.

* A template system.

* A beautiful, production-ready admin interface -- for free.

* Full internationalization (i18n) support.

* A super-cool community!

* An RSS/Atom-producing framework.

* Tons of other niceties, such as generic views (which abstract common
Web-development patterns), based on several years' worth of solving
Real Problems in the Real World.


The Django team

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