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Djblets 0.6.7 Release Notes

Release date: January 9, 2011


  • The datagrids now use a RequestContext when rendering cells, allowing the columns or templates to access data from context processors.


  • The form body of a siteconfig settings page can now be replaced. It’s now stored in the “form_content” block.
  • SiteConfigurationManager no longer crashes if trying to clear the cache for a SiteConfiguration that no longer exists.


  • The Selenium test suite has been updated to support Django 1.2’s multi-database support. Previously, fixtures would fail to load if using the new settings.DATABASES variable.


  • The @augment_method_from decorator wasn’t properly calling up the decorator chain, preventing some decorators from being invoked. This has been fixed to ensure all decorators are called.


  • Due to the @augment_method_from breakage listed above, webapi decorators could fail to add their own checks, causing various problems in field checking and authentication. This is now fixed.

  • The Permission Denied (HTTP 403) errors being returned weren’t sufficient for clients that weren’t authenticated. Now, an unauthenticated client will instead see Not Logged In (HTTP 401) errors.

  • The HTTP_AUTHORIZATION header is now checked on all requests. When provided by the client, it will be used for authentication. This means that clients can now force a login from their very first request on, instead of requiring a HTTP 401 Unauthorized being sent out first.

    This will also prevent multiple logins across different requests from the same client, when the HTTP_AUTHORIZATION header is passed on each request. This makes requests less heavy-weight and prevents the last_login timestamp on the User from being updated on each request.

    As part of this change, any webapps manually using the @webapi_login_required decorator without the new resource code will no longer support HTTP Basic auth. However, this was never a supported feature anyway, and was more there by accident.

  • The api_format parameter in requests is now treated specially and doesn’t trigger any invalid attribute errors during field validation.

  • WebAPIResource.delete() now uses get_object instead of fetching the object directly, which simplifies the function and guarantees that the correct object is used (especially when a resource overrides get_object).

  • Redirects now preserve any special parameters (callback, _method, expand, and api_format) passed to the request. This works around problems in HTTP implementations that don’t allow the caller to know that redirects occurred (such as major browsers), which would lead to this information being stripped and the wrong results being returned.

  • The expand parameter for expanding links in payloads is now supported for POST and PUT requests.


  • Christian Hammond
  • David Trowbridge