Django 1.0.2 release notes

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.

Fixes and improvements in Django 1.0.2

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.
  • The default __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 cases, repr() will now contain the string “[Bad Unicode data]” in place of the invalid Unicode.
  • A bug involving the interaction of Django’s SafeUnicode class and the MySQL adapter has been resolved; SafeUnicode instances (generated, for example, by template rendering) can now be assigned to model attributes and saved to MySQL without requiring an explicit intermediate cast to unicode.
  • A bug affecting filtering on a nullable DateField in SQLite has been resolved.
  • Several updates and improvements have been made to Django’s documentation.
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