Changes between Version 82 and Version 83 of Version1.2Features


Ignore:
Timestamp:
10/05/09 07:55:50 (5 years ago)
Author:
russellm
Comment:

Cleanup of proposals in preparation for voting process

Legend:

Unmodified
Added
Removed
Modified
  • Version1.2Features

    v82 v83  
    55This page lists features which have been proposed for development/inclusion in Django 1.2. So far no decisions have been made regarding any of these features. See [wiki:Version1.2Roadmap] for information on the process and definition of terms.
    66
    7 == Features under consideration ==
    8   * Multi-database support (Alex Gaynor's GSoC project)
     7== Major features ==
     8
     9These are the feature proposals that represent major architectural changes for Django.
     10
    911  * Admin UI Enhancements (Zain Memon's GSoC project)
    1012  * Improved/reworked CsrfProtection (see #9977, #10816)
    1113  * i18n improvements (Marc Garcia's GSoC project)
     14  * #6845 Model validation (Honza Kral's GSoC project)
     15  * Multi-database support (Alex Gaynor's GSoC project)
    1216  * Add {% doctype %} and {% field %} template tags from http://github.com/simonw/django-html/
    1317  * Add support for [wiki:Signing Signing and Signed Cookies]
    1418  * Integrate the Python standard library logging module with Django
    15   * Replace get_absolute_url() with methods that are more useful and have more realistic names ReplacingGetAbsoluteUrl
     19  * Support for non-relational databases: Tokyo Cabinet/Tyrant, MongoDB, Cassandra, Google Bigtable (AppEngine, #10192), Amazon SimpleDB, CouchDB, etc
     20  * #17 Identity mapping in the ORM
     21  * #373 Multi-part primary keys
     22  * #6735 Class-based generic views
     23
     24== 3rd party packages for integration ==
     25
     26These are the external projects that have been proposed for addition to Django's core.
     27
     28  * Add South (http://south.aeracode.org/) to contrib
     29  * Add IBM DB2 django adapter (http://code.google.com/p/ibm-db/wiki/ibm_db_django_README) to django.db.backends
     30  * Search support in the ORM: http://github.com/bfirsh/django/tree/search
     31  * #4604 Message Passing For Anonymous Users (See also: SessionMessages)
     32  * #11698 Add Django Debug Toolbar to contrib
     33  * #11982 Integrate Reversion as a django contrib app
     34 
     35== Features under consideration ==
     36
     37=== Admin ===
     38  * #494 Option for classes on admin inlines
     39  * #5833 Custom `FilterSpecs`
     40  * #10871 Support for input arguments on admin actions.
     41
     42=== Contrib ===
     43  * Syndication feed views: http://github.com/bfirsh/syndication-view/
     44  * #3011 Allow for extendable auth_user module
     45  * #9200 Session-based `FormWizard`
     46  * #11010 Support row-level permissions by updating the User-Object and Authbackends, to take an optional `object` parameter, so 3rd party Apps can implement the functionality easily.
     47  * #2507, #11526 LDAP authentication backend
     48  * #11625 Add admin actions to the `CommentsAdmin`
     49
     50=== Email ===
     51  * #10355 Add support for pluggable email backends.
     52
     53=== Forms ===
     54  * #342 Read-only form fields
     55  * #3512 Add "required" & "error" CSS classes to form rows in as_* methods
     56  * #6630 Fieldsets for newforms
     57
     58=== ORM ===
     59  * #399 Support 8-byte integer DB-fields (`bigint`)
     60  * #1480, #2626 Store datetime values as UTC, handle them consistently regardless of RDBMS, platform and make things easier for multi-timezone applications.
     61  * #2443 Implement `DurationFields`
     62  * #6148 Add support for database schemas
     63  * #7539 Add ON DELETE and ON UPDATE support
     64  * #11402 exists() method on `QuerySets`
     65  * #11156 Remove unnecessary savepoints with Oracle
     66  * #11863 Add a method to the ORM to create Model instances from raw sql queries (useful when the orm is limiting you)
     67
     68=== Serialization ===
     69  * #7052 dumpdata/loaddata: Support using lookup dictionaries as foreign keys in JSON/XML/YAML data dumps
     70
     71=== Templates ===
    1672  * Smarter {% if %} tag from http://www.djangosnippets.org/snippets/1350/
    17   * Syndication feed views and better Atom support: http://github.com/bfirsh/syndication-view/
    18   * Search support in the ORM: http://github.com/bfirsh/django/tree/search
    19   * Support for non-relational databases: Tokyo Cabinet/Tyrant, MongoDB, Cassandra, Google Bigtable (AppEngine, #10192), Amazon SimpleDB, CouchDB, etc
    20   * Add a method to the orm to create Model instances from raw sql queries (useful when the orm is limiting you) (#11863)
     73  * Easier conditional template tags (http://www.djangosnippets.org/snippets/1538/)
     74  * #3349, #6587 Better template tag loading
     75  * #3569 Implement Atom Publishing Protocol
     76  * #6262 Support caching compiled templates
     77  * #6378 Capture arbitrary output as a template variable (or add a capture ttag)
     78  * #7806 django.template refactoring
     79
     80=== URLs ===
     81  * Replace get_absolute_url() with methods that are more useful and have more realistic names (See also: ReplacingGetAbsoluteUrl) 
     82  * #8896 Support for subdomains in the url patterns, to allow easy reversing (or better: to allow reversing at all ;))
     83
     84=== Views ===
     85  * #8274 Auth views allow form override (as an example, this would allow usernames longer than 30 chars to be handled)
     86
     87== Not in consideration ==
     88
     89=== Small, or Just Bugs ===
     90
     91Features proposed on this list that area just bugs to be fixed or really tiny feature additions that are not controversial in any way. They're still here for posterity, but have no real role in the feature proposal process.
     92
     93  * #6903 Go back to old change_list view after saving model instance
     94  * #7028, #7923 Improve the usability of `raw_id_fields`
     95  * #9289 Swedish (se) localflavor
     96  * #9819 Complete comment moderation by documenting existing approval process 
     97  * #10284 `ModelFormSet` - objects are deleted even if commit=False
     98  * #10476 Support database-level autocommit mode in Postgresql <= 8.1
     99  * #11463 Vietnamese translation
     100  * #11716 Fix unwrapped ValueErrors on AutoField and IntegerField (patch & tests already done!)
     101
     102=== Rejected procedurally ===
     103
     104These are proposed features that, as of the close date for proposals, lacked concrete proposals, proof-of-concept implementations, or details needed to start implementing.
     105
    21106  * Add a generic "official" way to create a REST API; so far there are quite a bunch of pluggables, with varying levels of "completeness", documentation and efficiency, and they're quite hard to choose from.
    22107  * Make easier to mantain / deploy default settings.py by either:
    23108    * include localsettings at the end, with the recommended approach of putting DATABASE_* settings in localsettings.py
    24109    * or: if DEBUG: { some database settings } else: { other database settings }
    25   * integrate some DVCS in django-admin.py, perhaps Mercurial or Git. This would make it easier to adopt and collaborate on Django projects. (This is stolen from Rails)
    26   * show all SQL commands issued in the development server, for debugging purposes, perhaps only if DEBUG=true (another one stolen from Rails / Mongrel)
    27   * Complete comment moderation by documenting existing approval process (#9819) and/or by adding admin actions (#11625) to the `CommentsAdmin`.
     110  * Integrate some DVCS in django-admin.py, perhaps Mercurial or Git. This would make it easier to adopt and collaborate on Django projects. (This is stolen from Rails)
     111  * Show all SQL commands issued in the development server, for debugging purposes, perhaps only if DEBUG=true (another one stolen from Rails / Mongrel)
    28112  * Extra template tags and filters (http://groups.google.com/group/django-developers/browse_thread/thread/2045a50970d6a883)
    29113  * Make working with inline formsets easier (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/442040/pre-populate-an-inline-formset, as per James: ''...the way the model formsets work just make this more trouble than it's usually worth, but with a bit of API cleanup I think it could be made extremely easy.'', also http://groups.google.com/group/django-developers/browse_thread/thread/f9aae709a7fda689)
    30114  * Allow inclusion of inlines in fieldsets (admin)
    31   * Add South (http://south.aeracode.org/) or some other migration/evolution app to contrib (http://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/SchemaEvolution)
    32   * Add IBM DB2 django adapter (http://code.google.com/p/ibm-db/wiki/ibm_db_django_README) to django.db.backends
    33   * Easier conditional template tags (http://www.djangosnippets.org/snippets/1538/)
    34   * #17 Identity mapping in the ORM (Work has been done to this end by David Cramer, here: http://github.com/dcramer/django-idmapper/tree/master)
    35   * #342 Read-only form fields
    36   * #373 Multi-part primary keys
    37   * #399 Support 8-byte integer DB-fields (`bigint`)
    38   * #494 Option for classes on admin inlines
    39   * #7028, #7923 Improve the usability of `raw_id_fields`
    40   * #2443 Implement `DurationFields`
    41   * #3011 Allow for extendable auth_user module
    42   * #3349, #6587 Better template tag loading
    43   * #3512 Add "required" & "error" CSS classes to form rows in as_* methods
    44   * #3569 Implement Atom Publishing Protocol
    45   * #4604 Message Passing For Anonymous Users
     115  * Make profiling easy, possibly by integrating profiling into Debug Toolbar (see dcramer's fork)
    46116  * #4656 Full serialization
    47   * #5833 Custom `FilterSpecs`
    48   * #6148 Add support for database schemas
    49   * #6262 Support caching compiled templates
    50   * #6378 Capture arbitrary output as a template variable (or add a capture ttag)
    51117  * #6460 Multilingual Content in the db
    52   * #6630 Fieldsets for newforms
    53   * #6735 Class-based generic views
    54   * #6845 Model validation (Honza Kral's GSoC project)
    55   * #6903 Admin app: Go back to old change_list view after saving model instance
    56   * #7052 dumpdata/loaddata: Support using lookup dictionaries as foreign keys in JSON/XML/YAML data dumps
    57   * #7539 Add ON DELETE and ON UPDATE support
    58   * #7806 django.template refactoring
    59   * #8274 Auth views allow form override (as an example, this would allow usernames longer than 30 chars to be handled)
    60   * #8896 Support for subdomains in the url patterns, to allow easy reversing (or better: to allow reversing at all ;))
    61   * #9200 Session-based `FormWizard`
    62   * #10284 `ModelFormSet` - objects are deleted even if commit=False
    63   * #10355 Add support for pluggable email backends.
    64   * #10476 Support database-level autocommit mode in Postgresql <= 8.1
    65   * #1480, #2626 Store datetime values as UTC, handle them consistently regardless of RDBMS, platform and make things easier for multi-timezone applications.
    66   * #10871 Support for input arguments on admin actions.
    67   * #10923 Use thread-safe GEOS API if available
    68   * #11010 Support row-level permissions by updating the User-Object and Authbackends, to take an optional `object` parameter, so 3rd party Apps can implement the functionality easily.
    69   * #11402 exists() method on `QuerySets`
    70   * #11156 Remove unnecessary savepoints with Oracle
    71   * #11698 Add Django Debug Toolbar to contrib
    72   * Make profiling easy, possibly by integrating profiling into Debug Toolbar (see dcramer's fork)
    73   * #11526 LDAP authentication backend
    74   * #11716 Fix unwrapped ValueErrors on AutoField and IntegerField (patch & tests already done!)
    75118
    76119== Lieutenants and Committers ==
Back to Top