Django Evolution 0.5.1

Release date: October 13, 2010

New Features

  • Made the evolve management command raise CommandError instead of sys.exit() on failure. This makes it callable from third party software.

    Patch by Mike Conley.

  • Made the evolve functionality available through an evolve() function in the management command, allowing the rest of the command-specific logic to be skipped (such as console output and prompting).

    Patch by Mike Conley.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed incorrect defaults on SQLite when adding null fields. (Bug #49)

    On SQLite, adding a null field without a default value would cause the field name to be the default. This was due to attempting to select the field name from the temporary table, but since the table didn’t exist, the field name itself was being used as the value.

    We are now more explicit about the fields being selected and populated. We have two lists, and no longer assume both are identical. We also use NULL columns for temporary table fields unconditionally.

    Patch by myself and Chris Beaven.


  • Chris Beaven

  • Christian Hammond

  • Mike Conley