python-django update to Django-1.6

Stephen Gallagher sgallagh at
Mon Nov 25 16:24:24 UTC 2013

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On 11/25/2013 03:07 AM, Matthias Runge wrote:
> Hey,
> recently, I saw a few requests to update python-django to
> Django-1.6, the corresponding bug is [1].
> As there are quite a few changes, I'd expect this update to be
> harmful, at least - python-django-openstack-auth -
> openstack-dashboard
> will break, and won't even build any more (because they also
> execute sanity checks during build).
> So, the current plan is, to fix both packages upstream and then to 
> update python-django to Django 1.6 in rawhide. I'd expect this to
> happen within the next two weeks and I'd update python-django to
> Django-1.6 around Dec 16th.
> Because of bad timing, we won't have Django-1.6 in f20.

This is kind of why I keep coming back to: "Why do we have
python-django at all?" I don't really see any reason why we shouldn't
kill off the python-django package and just carry 'python-django15'
and 'python-django16' packages with a conflict.

The number of incompatibilities between releases is such that I don't
think we really want to be forcing upgrades on other packages at all.
We should just be carrying whichever two versions are supported by
upstream at any given time. Upstream is very good about maintaining
bugfixes and security fixes in both supported streams.

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