Today, the latest version of Django has been released. And we’re happy to make it available to you with the new Django 1.5 one-click installer:

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Django 1.5 brings with it several major improvements, including:

  • A customizable user model. Now you can use you own model to store information about your users. Use it to ditch that 30-character username restriction, or to store first name and last name together in a single field.
  • The verbatim template tag. It turns off Django’s templating between the tags. Handy for using some JavaScript libraries, for example.
  • Experimental Python 3 support. Now you can start testing your Django application with Python 3, to prepare for the future of Python. Production-ready status will be here before you know it, when Django 1.6 is released.

Django 1.5 has a slew of other changes, too. Check out the Django project’s release announcement and release notes (mind those backwards incompatible changes), then give the new one-click installer a test drive. Let us know what you think in the comments and, if you have any questions, join us in the Q&A Community.