Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#9261 closed (fixed)

http://www.djangoproject.com/download/ needs updating

Reported by: kmtracey Owned by: nobody
Component: *.djangoproject.com Version: 1.0
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Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
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Description

This page lists 2 options (latest official or latest development -- trunk) for downloading. I think the latest micro-release branch should be mentioned as an option -- it should provide bug fixes with less risk of instability due to new features coming in.

Also under "Which version is better?" it still says backwards-incompatible changes may be made in latest development. That should not be the case until 2.0 is on the horizon, right? Currently as trunk is working on 1.1 there should be no backwards-incompatible changes made even on trunk.

Finally, only 0.96 is listed as a previous supported release, whereas I thought "current and two previous" mentioned in contributing doc would mean 0.95 would still be eligible for security fixes. The last security fix, just prior to 1.0 going out, had fixes made to trunk, 0.96, 0.95, and 0.91. Shouldn't only 0.91 have gotten bumped down to "unsupported" when 1.0 went out?

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by gwilson

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  1. The download page currently mentions the latest micro release as the latest official version, so looks like this issue has been resolved.
  1. The text here says that "there will occasionally be backwards-incompatible changes," which is still technically valid since our API stability documentation says "We’ll only break backwards compatibility of these APIs if a bug or security hole makes it completely unavoidable."
  1. Right, the release process documentation states that "Security fixes will be applied to the current trunk and the previous two minor releases." Currently this would mean trunk, 1.0.X, and 0.96.X. Looks like this is correctly reflected on the download page now.
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