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Django Unleashed by Andrew Pinkham

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13.2 Django’s Source Code (and Versioning)

Django’s source code is available for all on Github at https://github.com/django/django/. For beginners, the project is overwhelming, so we break it down here, starting with what Django versions are.

Django versions itself according to major and minor numbers but uses two numbers to represent the major version. Django 1.7 includes the major version, whereas Django 1.7.3 includes the major and minor version numbers. The minor number is incremented for releases that fix bugs or security problems. The major number is incremented when new features are added and when features are deprecated. Deprecated features are removed two versions later: a feature deprecated in Django 1.6 will be fully removed in Django ...

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