Hi everyone, 

We apologize to anyone who didn't receive the Django News Newsletter Issue #228 last Friday and to anyone who just received a duplicate edition. Issue #229 is a re-send of what everything should have received last Friday. 

Last week, our newsletter provider had a hiccup, and we estimate that less than 10% of our subscribers received their weekly Friday edition of Django News. We felt terrible that you didn't receive it and that two conference CFPs will have ended before our next newsletter goes out. 

We decided our best bet was to re-send everyone an updated Monday edition of Django News and apologize again for Friday's mishap. 

Please note that Wagtail Space US's CFP ends today, April 22nd (hours left), and DjangoCon US's CFP ends Wednesday, April 24th (less than two days left). 

Jeff and Will

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Updates to Django

Today 'Updates to Django' is presented by Raffaella Suardini from Djangonaut Space!

Last week we had 10 pull requests merged into Django by 5 different contributors - including 1 first-time contributor! Congratulations to Aleksander Milinkevich for having their first commits merged into Django - welcome on board!

Coming in Django 5.0.5 (expected May 6th):

  • Resolved a compatibility issue with Python 3.11.9+ and 3.12.3+ when validating email max line lengths with content decoded using the surrogateescape error handling scheme.
  • Resolved a bug in Django 5.0 that makes Model.save() crash when creating a model instance with a GeneratedField and specifying a primary key.
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