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Djblets 0.8 RC 1 Release Notes

Release date: April 2, 2014


  • Added the configforms module for managing multi-“page” config forms.

    This makes it easy for a view to provide collections of configuration pages with a sidebar used for navigation. Each page can have one or more forms, each of which can be submitted individually.

    There’s also JavaScript objects that make it easy to provide additional customization.


  • Separated state handling from datagrid columns.

    DataGrid column instances are shared across multiple instances of a DataGrid. This would be fine, except we were storing important state on the column instances, which preventing DataGrids from being reliable in a multi-threaded configuration (such as Apache’s mod_worker or mod_wsgi daemon mode).

    The state handling has been moved out into a separate object. Column functions now all take a state parameter, which StatefulColumn will automatically pass when wrapping a function. This parameter is used for any state-related access.


  • Fixed building extensions without a static/ directory.

  • Fixed compatibility with modern versions of djagno-pipeline.

  • Fixed locating installed static media from extensions in production environments.

  • Added sandboxing of static media lookups, preventing breakages when failing to find static media.

  • Removed the requirement for (and use of) EXTENSIONS_STATIC_ROOT. MEDIA_ROOT/ext is now used directly instead.

  • Added the list of possible error codes to ExtensionResource.

    This is useful for generating documentation and performing other types of introspection.


  • WebAPIResource subclasses can now override which resource will render any object in its payload.

    This is done by overriding get_serializer_for_object(), which will take an object instance and return a WebAPIResource instance. That instance will be used to serialize the object within the resource’s payload.

  • Added WebAPIResource.get_no_access_error(), which returns the proper error code when access is denied on a resource. Subclasses can override this to return something more specific.

  • WebAPIResource.get_href_parent_ids() now takes all the same keyword arguments required by other functions.


  • Christian Hammond
  • David Trowbridge