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[1.1.X] Fixed #12609 -- Updated FAQ on which version users should ins…

…tall. Thanks to shanx for the report.

Backport of r13109 from trunk.

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freakboy3742 committed May 6, 2010
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  1. +10 −8 docs/faq/install.txt
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@@ -87,11 +87,13 @@ See our `Django-friendly Web hosts`_ page.
.. _`Django-friendly Web hosts`:
-Should I use the official version or development version?
-The Django developers improve Django every day and are pretty good about not
-checking in broken code. We use the development code (from the Subversion
-repository) directly on our servers, so we consider it stable. With that in
-mind, we recommend that you use the latest development code, because it
-generally contains more features and fewer bugs than the "official" releases.
+Should I use the stable version or development version?
+Generally, if you're using code in production, you should be using a
+stable release. The Django project publishes a full stable release
+every nine months or so, with bugfix updates in between. These stable
+releases contain the API that is covered by our backwards
+compatibility guarantees; if you write code against stable releases,
+you shouldn't have any problems upgrading when the next official
+version is released.
@@ -47,7 +47,7 @@ not "months"), and will probably represent major, sweeping changes to Django.
Minor releases
-Minor release (1.1, 1.2, etc.) will happen roughly every six months -- see
+Minor release (1.1, 1.2, etc.) will happen roughly every nine months -- see
`release process`_, below for details.
.. _internal-release-deprecation-policy:
@@ -119,7 +119,7 @@ Release process
Django uses a time-based release schedule, with minor (i.e. 1.1, 1.2, etc.)
-releases every six months, or more, depending on features.
+releases every nine months, or more, depending on features.
After each previous release (and after a suitable cooling-off period of a week
or two), the core development team will examine the landscape and announce a

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