Djblets 2.0: Now supporting Python 3 and Django 1.11

We quietly released Djblets 2.0 a few days ago, now supporting Python 3 and Django 1.11. This is a major milestone for Djblets, as we’re finally leaving behind the formerly-necessary legacy version of Django 1.6, with our sights set on future major releases keeping up with the latest Django has to offer.

What’s Djblets?

Djblets is an add-on package for Django that provides a great deal of additions useful for building large, extensible web applications, like Review Board. This includes:

  • Dynamic site configuration and settings
  • Extension support for applications
  • Base for designing REST APIs
  • Consent-based, privacy-first foundation for features
  • Feature flags with extensible backends
  • Avatar rendering and extensible backends
  • Datagrid UIs
  • Database fields for Base64 content, atomic counters, and more
  • Mail sending additions supporting DMARC and smart From/Sender header spoofing
  • Rate limiting
  • Unit testing improvements

And plenty more.

What’s New?

Quite a lot!

  • Support for Python 2.7 and 3.6 through 3.9
  • Support for Django 1.11 (the last version to support Python 2.7)
  • New configuration forms CSS/JavaScript component library
  • New UIs for managing extensions and integrations
  • Extensions can now provide schema changes as evolutions or Django’s migrations
  • A new form widget for selecting related objects (for populating a ForeignKey or ManyToManyField)
  • Utility property for defining aliases (with optional conversion and/or deprecation warnings) to other properties
  • Utility property for defining properties requiring certain data types, with validation
  • Improved way of defining types for REST API fields
  • New template tags and filters for working with object data and custom template variables

Plus lots of new features and minor bug fixes.

The full list is in the release notes.

See the documentation or start using Djblets in your own project!

Christian Hammond

President/CEO of Beanbag. Developer of Review Board and RBCommons. Lover of sushi and bees. Not at the same time.

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