Welcome to Django 1.0.2!
This is the second “bugfix” release in the Django 1.0 series, improving the stability and performance of the Django 1.0 codebase. As such, Django 1.0.2 contains no new features (and, pursuant to our compatibility policy, maintains backwards compatibility with Django 1.0.0), but does contain a number of fixes and other improvements. Django 1.0.2 is a recommended upgrade for any development or deployment currently using or targeting Django 1.0.
The primary reason behind this release is to remedy an issue in the
recently-released Django 1.0.1; the packaging scripts used for Django
1.0.1 omitted some directories from the final release package,
including one directory required by
django.contrib.gis and part of
Django’s unit-test suite.
Django 1.0.2 contains updated packaging scripts, and the release package contains the directories omitted from Django 1.0.1. As such, this release contains all of the fixes and improvements from Django 1.0.1; see the Django 1.0.1 release notes for details.
Additionally, in the period since Django 1.0.1 was released:
Updated Hebrew and Danish translations have been added.
__repr__ method of Django models has been made more
robust in the face of bad Unicode data coming from the
__unicode__ method; rather than raise an exception in such
repr() will now contain the string “[Bad Unicode data]”
in place of the invalid Unicode.
A bug involving the interaction of Django’s
and the MySQL adapter has been resolved;
(generated, for example, by template rendering) can now be assigned
to model attributes and saved to MySQL without requiring an explicit
intermediate cast to
A bug affecting filtering on a nullable
DateField in SQLite has
Several updates and improvements have been made to Django’s documentation.