The Django team is happy to announce the release of Django 2.2.
This version has been designated as a long-term support (LTS) release, which means that security and data loss fixes will be applied for at least the next three years.
It will also receive fixes for crashing bugs, major functionality bugs in newly-introduced features, and regressions from older versions of Django for the next eight months until December 2019.
As always, the release notes cover the salmagundi of new features in detail, but a few highlights are:
- HttpRequest.headers to allow simple access to a request’s headers.
- Database-level constraints on models.
- Watchman compatibility for runserver to improve the performance of watching a large number of files for changes.
With the release of Django 2.2, Django 2.1 has reached the end of mainstream support. The final minor bug fix release, 2.1.8, was issued today. Django 2.1 will receive security and data loss fixes until December 2019. All users are encouraged to upgrade before then to continue receiving fixes for security issues.
See the downloads page for a table of supported versions and the future release schedule.