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Previous releases

Starting with version 2.0, we will be incrementing the Read the Docs version based on semantic versioning principles, and will be automating the update of our changelog.

Below are some historical changes from when we have tried to add information here in the past

July 23, 2015

  • Django 1.8 Support Merged

Code Notes

  • Updated Django from 1.6.11 to 1.8.3.
  • Removed South and ported the South migrations to Django's migration framework.
  • Updated django-celery from 3.0.23 to 3.1.26 as django-celery 3.0.x does not support Django 1.8.
  • Updated Celery from 3.0.24 to 3.1.18 because we had to update django-celery. We need to test this extensively and might need to think about using the new Celery API directly and dropping django-celery. See release notes:
  • Updated tastypie from 0.11.1 to current master (commit 1e1aff3dd4dcd21669e9c68bd7681253b286b856) as 0.11.x is not compatible with Django 1.8. No surprises expected but we should ask for a proper release, see release notes:
  • Updated django-oauth from 0.16.1 to 0.21.0. No surprises expected, see release notes in the docs and finer grained in the repo
  • Updated django-guardian from 1.2.0 to 1.3.0 to gain Django 1.8 support. No surprises expected, see release notes:
  • Using django-formtools instead of removed django.contrib.formtools now. Based on the Django release notes, these modules are the same except of the package name.
  • Updated pytest-django from 2.6.2 to 2.8.0. No tests required, but running the testsuite 😄
  • Updated psycopg2 from 2.4 to 2.4.6 as 2.4.5 is required by Django 1.8. No trouble expected as Django is the layer between us and psycopg2. Also it's only a minor version upgrade. Release notes:
  • Added django.setup() to to load django properly for doc builds.
  • Added migrations for all apps with models in the readthedocs/ directory

Deployment Notes

After you have updated the code and installed the new dependencies, you need to run these commands on the server:

python migrate contenttypes
python migrate projects 0002 --fake
python migrate --fake-initial

Locally I had trouble in a test environment that pip did not update to the specified commit of tastypie. It might be required to use pip install -U -r requirements/deploy.txt during deployment.

Development Update Notes

The readthedocs developers need to execute these commands when switching to this branch (or when this got merged into master):

  • Before updating please make sure that all migrations are applied:

    python syncdb
    python migrate
  • Update the codebase: git pull

  • You need to update the requirements with pip install -r requirements.txt

  • Now you need to fake the initial migrations:

    python migrate contenttypes
    python migrate projects 0002 --fake
    python migrate --fake-initial