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Django 1.2 Features


This page has the list of features currently being considered for inclusion in Django 1.2. See Version1.2Roadmap for information on the process and definition of terms.

Features under consideration

  • Multi-database support (Alex Gaynor's GSoC project)
  • Admin UI Enhancements (Zain Memon's GSoC project)
  • Improved/reworked CsrfProtection (see #9977, #10816)
  • i18n improvements (Marc Garcia's GSoC project)
  • Add {% doctype %} and {% field %} template tags from
  • Smarter {% if %} tag from
  • Syndication feed views and better Atom support:
  • Search support in the ORM:
  • Support for non-relational databases: Tokyo Cabinet/Tyrant, MongoDB, Cassandra, Google Bigtable (AppEngine, #10192), Amazon SimpleDB, CouchDB, etc
  • Allow inclusion of inlines in fieldsets (admin)
  • Add a method to the orm to create Model instances from raw sql queries (useful when the orm is limiting you)
  • 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.
  • Complete comment moderation by documenting existing approval process (#9819) and/or by adding admin actions (#11625) to the CommentsAdmin.
  • #17 Identity mapping in the ORM (Work has been done to this end by David Cramer, here:
  • #342 Read-only form fields
  • #373 Multi-part primary keys
  • #399 Support 8-byte integer DB-fields (bigint)
  • #494 Option for classes on admin inlines
  • #2443 Implement DurationFields
  • #3011 Allow for extendable auth_user module
  • #3349, #6587 Better template tag loading
  • #3512 Add "required" & "error" CSS classes to form rows in as_* methods
  • #3569 Implement Atom Publishing Protocol
  • #4604 Message Passing For Anonymous Users
  • #4656 Full serialization
  • #5833 Custom FilterSpecs
  • #6148 Add support for database schemas
  • #6262 Support caching compiled templates
  • #6378 Capture arbitrary output as a template variable (or add a capture ttag)
  • #6460 Multilingual Content in the db
  • #6735 Class-based generic views
  • #6845 Model validation (Honza Kral's GSoC project)
  • #6903 Admin app: Go back to old change_list view after saving model instance
  • #7539 Add ON DELETE and ON UPDATE support
  • #8896, #11647 Support for subdomains in the url patterns, to allow easy reversing (or better: to allow reversing at all ;))
  • #9200 Session-based FormWizard
  • #9289 Swedish (se) localflavor
  • #10752 Enhanced Bash Completion
  • #10871 Support for input arguments on admin actions.
  • #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.
  • #11402 exists() method on QuerySets
  • #11463 Vietnamese translation

Lieutenants and Committers

The lieutenants and committers for each feature will be decided when the feature list is formalized.

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