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-Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development
-and clean, pragmatic design.
+Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid
+development and clean, pragmatic design.
-All documentation is in the "docs" directory and online at
- If you're just getting started,
-here's how we recommend you read the docs:
- * First, read docs/install.txt for instructions on installing Django.
+About this version
- * Next, work through the tutorials in order (docs/tutorial01.txt,
- docs/tutorial02.txt, etc.).
+This is the Django 0.90 "bugfixes" branch, which is intended to
+provide bugfix and patch support for users of Django 0.90 who have not
+been able to migrate to a more recent version. No new features will be
+added in this branch, and it is maintained solely as a means of
+providing support to legacy Django installations.
- * If you want to set up an actual deployment server, read docs/modpython.txt
- for instructions on running Django under mod_python.
+If you're completely new to Django we highly recommend that you use
+either the latest stable release or a Subversion checkout from
+Django's trunk; Django is always evolving, and the latest and greatest
+features are only available to users of newer versions of the
- * The rest of the documentation is of the reference-manual variety.
- Read it -- and the FAQ -- as you run into problems.
-Docs are updated rigorously. If you find any problems in the docs, or think they
-should be clarified in any way, please take 30 seconds to fill out a ticket
+More information
+The complete history of bugs fixed in this branch can be viewed online
-To get more help:
+We also recommend that users of this branch subscribe to the
+"django-announce" mailing list, a low-traffic, announcements-only list
+which will send messages whenever an important (i.e.,
+security-related) bug is fixed. You can subscribe to the list via
+Google Groups at
- * Join the #django channel on Lots of helpful people
- hang out there. Read the archives at .
+The documentation for this version of Django has been frozen, and is
+available online at
- * Join the django-users mailing list, or read the archives, at
-To contribute to Django:
+Submitting bugs
- * Check out for information
- about getting involved.
+If you run into a bug in Django 0.90, please search the Django ticket
+database to see if the issue has already been reported; if not, please
+head over to and file a new
+ticket with as much information about the bug as you can provide.
+If you're running into a bug which has been reported but not fixed,
+feel free to update the ticket with any additional information you
+have, and to assign it to 'ubernostrum' (AKA James Bennett, the
+maintainer of this branch).

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