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Change Proposal Name Django18


Update python-django to version 1.8. Fedora 21 contains version 1.6, which will become deprecated by upstream, once Django-1.8 is out. This is a change, impacting many of python-django-* packages.

Django upstream is transparent and announces deprecation far in advance. It should be possible for many


  • Name: Matthias Runge
  • Email: <>
  • Release notes owner:

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 22
  • Last updated: 2015-01-20
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

Benefit to Fedora

Current Django versions in Fedora are just short term supported. For Django-1.8, upstream writes (

Django 1.8 has been designated as Django’s second “Long-Term Support” (LTS) release. It will receive security updates for at least three years after its release. Support for the previous LTS, Django 1.4, will end 6 months from the release date of Django 1.8.


  • Proposal owners:
    • update python-django to version 1.8. To support maintainers of dependent packages, I will provide a copr repo containing latest Django-1.8 built.
    • A build containing latest Django will be pushed to f22 branch late in dev cycle. If we decide not to push Django-1.8, nothing will be broken.
    • Django 1.8 final release is expected around April 1st, 2015:

  • Other developers: update dependent packages to work with Django-1.8
  • Release engineering: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

A list of incompatible changes for Django-1.8 can be found her:

How To Test

This is not about adding a new feature, but updating a set of packages. A test is successful, when packages are still working after the change.

User Experience

No user interaction should be required for updating python-django itself. It may be possible, configure changes for dependent packages are required.


updates to dependent packages are required.

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: If we can not make it, we'll keep Django-1.7 from rawhide.
  • Contingency deadline: Fedora 22 Beta release.
  • Blocks release? No
  • Blocks product? doesn't block a product.


Upstream release notes:

The list of deprecated features is here:

Release Notes