The Download page lists Django 1.4.3 as the latest download, but the same page links to the tutorial for v1.6
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I like to say that I'm fairly competent with Python, but having mostly designed desktop GUI applications, I did not have any experience with Django. Today I decided to give it a shot so I went to djangoproject.com web page.
In the top right there is the "Download" button which points to this page - https://www.djangoproject.com/download/. After having downloaded it (version 1.4.3 as it seems that it is generally encouraged to do so), I clicked the "See the installation guide for further instructions". The "Installation guide" is a link to https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/intro/install/ . Following that, I went to https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/intro/tutorial01/ .
You're probably realizing what has happened by now. I spent an hour debugging and trying to figure out why is it that going to localhost/admin does not work and, with DEBUG = True, why do I get the 500 error? I even asked a question on SO. I see that "Let's look at what startproject has created" should give me a clue that something is wrong, but I think there should be more distinction made - at the very least, there should be two "Installation Guide" links on the Download page, one for the stable version and the other for the trunk version.
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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by aaugustin
- Component changed from Uncategorized to Djangoproject.com Web site
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- Needs tests unset
- Patch needs improvement unset
- Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Accepted
- Type changed from Uncategorized to Bug