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Would like "view permission" to be discussed for managment of large sites with application level administrators who need read only access to other applications.

Django 1.2 Features


This 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 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
  • 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.
  • Make easier to mantain / deploy default by either:
    • include localsettings at the end, with the recommended approach of putting DATABASE_* settings in
    • or: if DEBUG: { some database settings } else: { other database settings }
  • integrate some DVCS in, perhaps Mercurial or Git. This would make it easier to adopt and collaborate on Django projects. (This is stolen from Rails)
  • show all SQL commands issued in the development server, for debugging purposes, perhaps only if DEBUG=true (another one stolen from Rails / Mongrel)
  • Complete comment moderation by documenting existing approval process (#9819) and/or by adding admin actions (#11625) to the CommentsAdmin.
  • Extra template tags and filters (
  • Replace get_absolute_url (
  • Make working with inline formsets easier (, 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
  • Allow inclusion of inlines in fieldsets (admin)
  • Add South ( or some other migration/evolution app to contrib (
  • Add IBM DB2 django adapter ( to django.db.backends
  • #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
  • #7028, #7923 Improve the usability of raw_id_fields
  • #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
  • #6630 Fieldsets for newforms
  • #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
  • #7150 patch to implement view pemission in admin
  • #7539 Add ON DELETE and ON UPDATE support
  • #8274 Auth views allow form override (as an example, this would allow usernames longer than 30 chars to be handled)
  • #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
  • #10284 ModelFormSet - objects are deleted even if commit=False
  • #10355 Add support for pluggable email backends.
  • #10476 Support database-level autocommit mode in Postgresql <= 8.1
  • #10587, #1480, #2626 Store datetime values as UTC, handle them consistently regardless of RDBMS, platform and make things easier for multi-timezone applications.
  • #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
  • #11156 Remove unnecessary savepoints with Oracle
  • #11698 Add Django Debug Toolbar to contrib
    • Make profiling easy, possibly by integrating profiling into Debug Toolbar (see dcramer's fork)

Lieutenants and Committers

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

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