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Djblets 0.9 RC 1 Release Notes

Release date: August 17, 2015

This release contains all bug fixes and features found in Djblets version 0.8.21.


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

This release of Djblets is experimentally compatible with Django 1.8. For the time being we still recommend using Django 1.6, but would appreciate bug reports if you do hit problems using newer versions.


  • Added a function for returning the best Gravatar for the display, given a Gravatar URL.

    Djblets.getGravatarForDisplay() will take a Gravatar URL and return a new URL containing the Gravatar best suited for the display’s pixel ratio multiplier. For instance, when running on a Retina display, the size of the Gravatar will be doubled.


  • Extension state is now properly cleaned up when the process ends.

    Previously, we let the Python garbage collector handle the cleanup of extension state, but this would result in some errors when using certain hooks, such as SignalHook. We now handle the cleanup manually.


  • Links can now be serialized by subclasses.

    WebAPIResource subclasses can now provide a serialize_<linkname>_link() function that will take an object and serialize a link for it. This is useful for links that need to contain additional metadata about the link would be helpful to consumers.