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Complete Django History | Python

  • Last Updated : 26 Sep, 2019

Prerequisite – When to Use Django ? Comparison with other Development Stacks

Django was design and developed by Lawrence journal world in 2003 and publicly released under BSD license in July 2005. Currently, DSF (Django Software Foundation) maintains its development and release cycle.

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Django was released on 21, July 2005. Its current stable version is 2.2.5 which was released April 1, 2019.



The latest official version is 2.2.5 (LTS). Read the 2.2.5 release notes, then install it with pip:

pip install Django==2.2.5

As part of the Django 3.0 development process, Django 3.0a1 is available. This release is only for users who want to try the new version and help identify remaining bugs before the 3.0 release. Please read the 3.0 release notes before using this package.

Install the alpha with pip:

pip install --pre django

Complete History of Django

VersionDateDescription
0.9016 Nov 2005
0.9111 Jan 2006magic removal
0.9623 Mar 2007newforms, testing tools
1.03 Sep 2008API stability, decoupled admin, unicode
1.129 Jul 2009Aggregates, transaction based tests
1.217 May 2010Multiple db connections, CSRF, model validation
1.323 Mar 2011Timezones, in browser testing, app templates.
1.526 Feb 2013Python 3 Support, configurable user model
1.66 Nov 2013Dedicated to Malcolm Tredinnick, db transaction management, connection pooling.
1.72 Sep 2014Migrations, application loading and configuration.
1.8 LTS2 Sep 2014Migrations, application loading and configuration.
1.8 LTS1 Apr 2015Native support for multiple template engines.Supported until at least April 2018
1.91 Dec 2015Automatic password validation. New styling for admin interface.
1.101 Aug 2016Full text search for PostgreSQL. New-style middleware.
1.11 LTS1.11 LTSLast version to support Python 2.7.Supported until at least April 2020
2.0Dec 2017First Python 3-only release, Simplified URL routing syntax, Mobile friendly admin.
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