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Django source-code repository, wiki and bug-report system
Django is available open-source under the BSD license.
- Getting the code
- Browsing the code online
- Getting involved
- Descriptions of major changes to the codebase
- Under discussion
- More Django resources
Getting the code
Django uses Subversion (svn) for managing its code.
Assuming you have Subversion installed, the following command in a terminal will fetch the most recent code for you:
svn co http://code.djangoproject.com/svn/django/trunk/
Django also offers "official" release tarballs at the download page.
Browsing the code online
Before anything, please read How to contribute to Django. You'll find out how the Django community works, and possibly save yourself much grief in the future. :)
- Help with 1.2 goals
- Tickets: View active tickets, make bug reports and contribute feature requests.
- Little, easy improvements: Get your feet wet by taking on one of these small tasks.
- How to report security issues.
Development of major new features for Django tends to take place in branches — copies of the main codebase focused on a particular feature. Using branches makes it easier to experiment with such sweeping changes without possibly breaking the trunk — the main line of development.
Branches may not be stable, but they offer a chance to test out bleeding-edge code before it hits the mainline. Give them a try, and remember to send feedback to the branch maintainers!
See DjangoBranches for more information, including a list of active branches.
Descriptions of major changes to the codebase
- Backwards-incompatible changes: Comprehensive list of backwards-incompatible changes made since first public release.
- Better error messages: Documenting situations where better error messages would improve the experience of using Django
- Multiple database support: Adding support for multiple database connections.
- Replacing get_absolute_url and generally improving the concept of url-aware models.
More Django resources
See the Django resources page for a cornucopia of unofficial articles, code samples and other information contributed by the community.