Why Digital Ocean is still using old Django version 1.6?

January 3, 2015 1.2k views

Just created an account and discovered that DO is using old Django.
I consider leaving Digital Ocean because of this.

3 Answers

how do you found out that DO uses old django? and why is it matter?

  • Never mind, I did one-click image django tutorial. Upgraded to latest Django( 1.7.2). Everything works fine now.


We currently use the default version of Django provided by Ubuntu in the Django One-Click image. Ubuntu 14.04 comes with version 1.6.1-2ubuntu0.4 This decision was made in order to make sure our users continuously receive security updates. While we could use virtualenv to install a more recent version on the image itself, users would need to manually update it to get newer releases. Using the Ubuntu packaged version, users receive stable backported security fixes when they update the rest of their system packages.

Though we've definitely seen a few requests for 1.7.x, so it is something we are considering.

Thanks for the feedback!

@HHH , how did you upgraded django ? I'm thinking about using python 3 with it.

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