Update Django to version 4.0.
- Name: Matthias Runge
- Email: email@example.com
- Targeted release: Fedora Linux 36
- Last updated: 2022-01-21
- devel thread
- FESCo issue: #2733
- Tracker bug: #2043667
- Release notes tracker: #792
The Django project has regular releases about every 9 months. Django 4.0 is a major milestone, and this Change will bring the Fedora included version to the latest version.
The immediate step is to bump the python-django package to version 4.0. It is expected, that dependent packages will be updated as well, or retired, if they haven't seen an update for long time.
Benefit to Fedora
This updates to the latest Django version and allows to use the distribution provided version to be used both in new developments and also with latest Django applications.
The upstream project has more info on what's new https://www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2021/dec/07/django-40-released/
The risk of not completing this change is that the next update will be more disruptive, Django 4.1 is planned for about the same time as Fedora 37 will land.
- Proposal owners: python-django will be updated to version 4.0.
- Other developers:
Other developers or maintainers will have to test their packages with Django 4.0.
- Release engineering: #Releng issue number
- Policies and guidelines: N/A (not needed for this Change)
- Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
How To Test
The python3-django package has to be installed in order to run the test.
django-admin --version 4.0
Django (the fedora package name is python-django) has a few dependent packages which should get updated (or removed) as noted above. If they were not updated for Django 4.0, that probably means that their upstream is not very active anymore.
- Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
- Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
- Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change)
Extensive upstream documentation can be found at https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/4.0/