There’s been only a little movement on the ticket (#13101) I patched for 1.2. However, there’s been some new developments on the ticket (#10809) I patched regarding authentication with mod_wsgi. There’s been a suggestion to add group based authorization to Django’s mod_wsgi auth handler. There’s still some debate as to whether to use Django groups or Django permissions.
Edit (November 30, 2012): Issue #10809 finally made it into trunk and the release notes for Django 1.5.
django-pyodbc is dead?
In a previous post, I talked about getting involved in django-pyodbc development. We are using django-pyodbc at work but the project is languishing a little bit. The project has never had a formal release, the documentation (other than source documentation) is a little light, and despite patches being submitted to get the code in shape for Django’s upcoming 1.2 release, nothing has been checked in by the developers. In fact, there’s been nothing on the project from the developers since January. I emailed the developers a few days ago offering to help and I haven’t heard anything back yet. I’d much rather keep the project together, but if I continue to get nothing I will probably branch the code line and begin development and maintenance. I’m not looking forward to having to find a Windows box on which to setup multiple versions of SQL Server but I’m hoping to be able to virtualize it.
Edit (June 23, 2010): The developers have gotten involved again and I killed my fork of the project.
I’m planning to put some effort into RPC4Django this weekend and make a release in the next week or two. The main features I’m looking at is the existing blueprint in Launchpad to handle authentication out of the box. Other than that, I got a little feedback on the HTTP access control functionality back in January that I need to test. I also plan to rip out the existing documentation and go to a Sphinx based system. We’ve been using Sphinx at work and I’ve been very impressed with its capabilities.