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Re: Django update demanded

On 29 March 2012 01:12, Matthias Runge <mrunge matthias-runge de> wrote:
> Dear list,
> currently, there's version 1.2 of the web development framework django
> included in epel6. A week ago, django 1.4 was released. Afaik, the
> django developers support only two minor releases at a time, so it's
> questionable if django-1.2 will get any (security-)updates from now on.
> My question is: Is there a operation precedure to do an upgrade to e.g.
> django-1.3 (and accepting possible breakage of old software)? Is this
> even required? If nobody complains about this update, I'd prepare an
> update to version 1.3 probably next weekend.

the procedure is:

1) announce here there is going to be a break.
2) see what apps are requiring it and letting those maintainers know
they will have a break to deal with.
3) work out when those updates can be done.
4) see if there is any way to document the breakages and add that as a README.
5) then put a 1.3 in testing and call for testers.

> There are some minor backwards incompatible changes [1], in general,
> versions 1.2 and 1.3 are compatible.
> There's also a bugzilla-entry regarding this[2].
> Thanks!
> Matthias
> [1]
> https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.3/releases/1.3/#backwards-incompatible-changes-in-1-3
> [2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=802153
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