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#19783 closed Bug (fixed)

The Download page lists Django 1.4.3 as the latest download, but the same page links to the tutorial for v1.6

Reported by: b@… Owned by: nobody
Component: *.djangoproject.com Version: 1.4
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no

Description

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 14 months ago by aaugustin

  • Component changed from Uncategorized to Djangoproject.com Web site
  • Needs documentation unset
  • Needs tests unset
  • Patch needs improvement unset
  • Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Accepted
  • Type changed from Uncategorized to Bug

You're right — this is annoying.

We were discussing yesterday the idea of a 'stable' version of the docs that would point to the latest release. That's probably the solution here.

The downloads page itself is a flatpage, editable by djangoproject.com admins.

Last edited 14 months ago by aaugustin (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 14 months ago by Aymeric Augustin <aymeric.augustin@…>

In 170944d1f6f554a44e7f6d735a55d13531a9b7cf/djangoproject.com:

Added /stable/ that redirects to the default version.

Refs #18922. Unfortunately this isn't referenced anywhere and I don't
know how search engines could pick this URL.

Refs #19783.

comment:3 Changed 14 months ago by aaugustin

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

I changed the URL and added a warning.

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