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Djblets 0.6.10 Release Notes

Release date: August 20, 2011


  • Log failed attempts at finding cell templates, in order to aid debugging.


  • Don’t fail with an uncaught exception if loading an RSS feed fails. (Bug #2189)

    If loading the RSS feed fails (if it’s behind a proxy, for example), feedview would raise an error. Now it provides the error data for the caller to render.


  • Fixed a date range calculation bug in the log viewer. (Bug #2218)

    The “This Month” view in the log viewer was broken due to it attempting to use the beginning of the date range calculated, which was 0, instead of 01. Since we can assume the start of the month will continue to be 1 for the foreseeable future, we can just hardcode this and be safe.

    Patch by Lee Loucks.


  • Added a make_cache_key() function for generating usable cache keys.

    The make_cache_key() function generates a cache key guaranteed to be able to fit inside the memcached key length restrictions. It will generate a MD5 hash of the key if it exceeds the length.

    This is the same logic that cache_memoize uses to build the keys. It can be used to perform other operations on that key.

    Patch by Vlad Filippov.

  • Allow JSONField to store up to 4GB of data on MySQL. (Bug #1481)

    JSONField on MySQL was hard-coding the “TEXT” column type, allowing only 64KB of data. Now it uses the default for Django’s TextField, which is 4GB.

    This won’t break compatibility with existing fields, but those fields won’t gain the benefits. To update an existing field on MySQL, you will need to perform the following:

    ALTER TABLE table_name MODIFY field_name LONGTEXT;
  • Fixed a storage problem with large cache data. (Bug #1660)

    Large cache data was encoded incorrectly, causing anything stored to become unloadable, meaning it’d have to be recomputed. This was due to a string being stored for all but the last chunk, instead of a string wrapped in a list. This affects any data that, after being picked and zlib-compressed, is over 1MB in size.


  • Make it easier to debug invalid data types in @webapi_request_fields.

    If using an invalid data type in the @webapi_request_fields listing, you’d see a cryptic error being raised. Now the field is ignored and an error is logged.


  • Christian Hammond
  • David Trowbridge
  • Lee Loucks
  • Vlad Filippov