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Djblets 0.9 Beta 1 Release Notes

Release date: March 17, 2015

This release contains all bug fixes and features found in Djblets version 0.8.16.


To install this release, run the following:

$ sudo easy_install \
    -f http://downloads.reviewboard.org/releases/Djblets/0.9/ \
    -U Djblets

We do not recommend upgrading a production server with this version of Djblets. This version is still in-development, and is not guaranteed to have API stability.

Compatibility Changes

  • Upgraded to jQuery 1.11.

    This release of jQuery offers performance and feature improvements we’ll be relying upon.


  • Added a AlphanumericDatagrid subclass for paginating lists of results alphanumerically.

    This can be used like any other datagrid, but will handle pagination based on the first letter, number, or symbol of the value of the given field.

    This was built for use when paginating through lists of users, but can be used for many other cases.

    Patch by Ryan Done.


  • Added sandboxing to TemplateHook.applies_to().

    If this function ever raises an exception for any reason, the exception will be caught, and the failure information logged.

    Patch by Justin Maillet.


  • Added support for returning only certain fields or links in the API.

    API resources now support a couple new query arguments for limiting the results in a payload, in order to reduce database queries and payload sizes.

    The ?only-fields= query argument limits the returned fields in the payload to the comma-separated list of field names. If the value is blank, then no fields will be returned, leaving only links.

    Likewise, the ?only-links= query argument limits the returned links in the payload. It behaves exactly like ?only-fields=.

    Resources that inject custom fields into the payload outside of WebAPIResource.serialize_object() can call get_only_fields() and get_only_links() to determine whether to include specific fields.


  • Christian Hammond
  • David Trowbridge
  • Ryan Done
  • Justin Maillet