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Accommodate new version numbering scheme.

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  1. +17 −0 docs/releases/1.4-beta-1.txt
  2. +1 −1 setup.py
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17 docs/releases/1.4-beta-1.txt
@@ -24,6 +24,23 @@ and we've `begun the deprecation process for some features`_.
.. _backwards incompatible changes: `Backwards incompatible changes in 1.4`_
.. _begun the deprecation process for some features: `Features deprecated in 1.4`_
+
+Version numbering
+=================
+
+Internally, Django's version number is represented by the tuple
+``django.VERSION``. This is used to generate human-readable version
+number strings; as of Django 1.4 beta 1, the algorithm for generating
+these strings has been changed to match the recommendations of `PEP
+386 <http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0386/>`. This only affects the
+human-readable strings identifying Django alphas, betas and release
+candidates, and should not affect end users in any way.
+
+For example purposes, the old algorithm would give Django 1.4 beta 1 a
+version string of the form "1.4 beta 1". The new algorithm generates
+the version string "1.4b1".
+
+
Python compatibility
====================
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2 setup.py
@@ -75,7 +75,7 @@ def fullsplit(path, result=None):
author = 'Django Software Foundation',
author_email = 'foundation@djangoproject.com',
description = 'A high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.',
- download_url = 'https://www.djangoproject.com/m/releases/1.4/Django-1.4-beta-1.tar.gz',
+ download_url = 'https://www.djangoproject.com/m/releases/1.4/Django-1.4-b1.tar.gz',
packages = packages,
cmdclass = cmdclasses,
data_files = data_files,

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