Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Re: Which Version of Django

Thank James for the insight about LTS. 

As I am just learning Django and not yet working professionally. Hence I wanted to avoid any outdated version. However, I felt Django 1.4 is good. 

I may use Django 1.4 back after having checked 1.7. :)

Thanks again for your time and valuable opinion. 

On Tuesday, 30 September 2014 13:01:08 UTC+5, James Schneider wrote:
Not to throw a wrench in to this conversation, but it should be noted that Django 1.4 is considered the LTS (long term support) version, and is acceptable for production use if you do not need any of the fancy features in 1.7.

If you are looking at a small project and don't mind upgrading between version releases, or you have need for some new feature in the Django core, 1.7 would be the way to go. If you are looking at a large long standing project, I would consider 1.4 for stability and minimal required security updates. I don't believe that the next LTS version has been announced yet, so I suspect 1.4 will be supported for the next year or so at minimum.

The version of Python to use probably should follow similar guidelines (2.7 being well established while 3.X is the new version with enhancements). The version available on your servers by default will probably also help drive this decision unless you are comfortable installing the version you want (although both 2.7 and 3.X are generally both easily made available on moderately recent versions of the major OS'). Availability of needed libraries is also a key factor, but the major ones shouldn't be an issue.


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