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Django 1.2.2 release notes

Welcome to Django 1.2.2!

This is the second “bugfix” release in the Django 1.2 series, improving the stability and performance of the Django 1.2 codebase.

Django 1.2.2 maintains backwards compatibility with Django 1.2.1, but contain a number of fixes and other improvements. Django 1.2.2 is a recommended upgrade for any development or deployment currently using or targeting Django 1.2.

For full details on the new features, backwards incompatibilities, and deprecated features in the 1.2 branch, see the Django 1.2 release notes.

One new feature

Ordinarily, a point release would not include new features, but in the case of Django 1.2.2, we have made an exception to this rule.

In order to test a bug fix that forms part of the 1.2.2 release, it was necessary to add a feature – the enforce_csrf_checks flag – to the test client. This flag forces the test client to perform full CSRF checks on forms. The default behavior of the test client hasn’t changed, but if you want to do CSRF checks with the test client, it is now possible to do so.

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