dev (TBA)

Major changes:

  • All tasks are now new-style fabric tasks;
  • postgres (+ postgis) support;
  • db backends and vcs backends are now fully reusable and extendable via subclassing (they use;
  • modules are moved (apache and nginx become webserver.apache and webserver.nginx, mysql become db.mysql);
  • task prefixes are removed in favor of namespaces (so e.g. apache_restart becomes apache.restart);
  • new port management facilities based on port-for.

Other changes:

  • DB_USER default value is removed as per deprecation plan (it will be changed to non-root default in the next release);
  • migrate command no longer converts backup errors to warnings;
  • example hgrc config is removed from config_templates;
  • crontab.add_management task;
  • better staticfiles example in default nginx config template;
  • ssh_add_root_key command;
  • install_sudo no longer fails if aptitude update was not called;
  • support for MS Windows on development machine is improved;
  • execute_sql selects current database by default for non-superuser queries.
  • memcached is no longer installed by default; add fab_deploy.system.aptitude_install('memcached') to your deploy script if you need memcached.

This release has command-line interface that is different from 0.7.x branch because of moved modules and switch to new-style fabric tasks. It is also incompatible in python level because of the same reasons. So custom tasks should be updated: wrap them with fabric.api.task decorator + update import paths and task names for tasks from django-fab-deploy.

Server itself should also be upgraded. Django-fab-deploy 0.8 introduced much more powerful port management based on port-for.

In order to upgrade from 0.7.x to 0.8.x new port management:

  1. Run ‘fab_deploy.system.install_software’ task for each of your hosts: add

    from fab_deploy import system

    line to your (or fabfile/ and execute

    $ fab <host_function_name> system.install_software

    for each host.

  2. Replace {{ APACHE_PORT }} with {{ PORTS['apache'] }} in apache and nginx configs (apache.conf and nginx.conf);

  3. Add Listen{{ PORTS['apache'] }} directive to the top of your apache.conf.

  4. Run apache.install, apache.update_config and nginx.update_config tasks for each of your hosts.

0.7.5 (2012-03-02)

  • root_password argument for mysql_create_db (thanks Michael Brown).

0.7.4 (2012-03-01)

  • django-fab-deploy now is compatible with fabric 1.4 (and require fabric 1.4);
  • nginx and wsgi scripts are now compatible with upcoming django 1.4; example of django 1.4 project configuration is added to guide;
  • shortcut for passing env defaults in define_host decorator;
  • Ubuntu 10.04 apache restarting fix;
  • config_templates/hgrc is removed;
  • tests are updated for fabtest >= 0.1;
  • apache_is_running function.

In order to upgrade install fabric >= 1.4 and make sure your custom scripts work.

0.7.3 (2011-10-13)

  • permanent redirect from to is added to the default nginx config. Previously they were both available and this leads to e.g. authorization issues (user logged in at was not logged in at with default django settings regarding cookie domain).

0.7.2 (2011-06-14)

  • Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) initial support (this needs more testing);
  • backports for Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10;
  • docs are now using default theme;
  • remote django management command errors are no longer silinced;
  • invoking create_linux_account with non-default username is fixed;
  • define_host decorator for easier host definition;
  • default DB_USER value (‘root’) is deprecated;
  • default nginx config uses INSTANCE_NAME for logs.

In order to upgrade please set DB_USER to ‘root’ explicitly in env.conf if it was omitted.

0.7.1 (2011-04-21)

  • DB_ROOT_PASSWORD handling is fixed

0.7 (2011-04-21)

  • requirement for root ssh access is removed: django-fab-deploy is now using sudo internally (thanks Vladimir Mihailenco);
  • better support for non-root mysql users, mysql_create_user and mysql_grant_permissions commands were added (thanks Vladimir Mihailenco);
  • hgrc is no more required;
  • ‘synccompress’ management command is no longer called during fab up;
  • coverage command is disabled;
  • nginx_setup and nginx_install are now available in command line by default;
  • mysqldump no longer requires project dir to be created;
  • home dir for root user is corrected;
  • utils.detect_os is now failing loudly if detection fails;
  • numerous test running improvements.

In order to upgrade from previous verions of django-fab-deploy, install sudo on server if it was not installed:

fab install_sudo

0.6.1 (2011-03-16)

  • verify_exists argument of utils.upload_config_template function was renamed to skip_unexistent;
  • utils.upload_config_template now passes all extra kwargs directly to fabric’s upload_template (thanks Vladimir Mihailenco);
  • virtualenv.pip_setup_conf command for uploading pip.conf (thanks Vladimir Mihailenco);
  • deploy.push no longer calls ‘synccompress’ management command;
  • deploy.push accepts ‘before_restart’ keyword argument - that’s a callable that will be executed just before code reload;
  • fixed regression in deploy.push command: ‘notest’ argument was incorrectly renamed to ‘test’;
  • customization docs are added.

0.6 (2011-03-11)

  • custom project layouts support (thanks Vladimir Mihailenco): standard project layout is no longer required; if the project has pip requirements file(s) and a folder with web server config templates it should be possible to use django-fab-deploy for deployment;
  • git uploads support (thanks Vladimir Mihailenco);
  • lxml installation is fixed;
  • sqlite deployments are supported (for testing purposes).

If you are planning to migrate to non-default project layout, update the config templates:

  • in apache.config and nginx.config: replace {{ SRC_DIR }} with {{ PROJECT_DIR }}

  • in replace {{ SRC_DIR }} with {{ PROJECT_DIR }} and make sure DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE doesn’t contain INSTANCE_NAME:

    os.environ['DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE'] = 'settings'

0.5.1 (2011-02-25)

  • Python 2.5 support for local machine (it was always supported on servers). Thanks Den Ivanov.

0.5 (2011-02-23)

  • OS is now auto-detected;
  • Ubuntu 10.10 maverick initial support (needs better testing?);
  • fabtest package is extracted from the test suite;
  • improved tests;
  • fab_deploy.system.ssh_add_key can now add ssh key even if it is the first key for user;
  • ‘print’ calls are replaced with ‘puts’ calls in fabfile commands;
  • django management commands are not executed if they are not available.

You’ll probably want to remove env.conf.OS option from your fabfile.

If you’re planning to deploy existing project to Ubuntu, add NameVirtualHost{{ APACHE_PORT }} line to the top of your config_templates/apache.conf or delete the templates and run django-fab-deploy config_templates again.

0.4.2 (2011-02-16)

  • tests are included in source distribution

0.4.1 (2011-02-14)

  • don’t trigger mysql 5.1 installation on Lenny

0.4 (2011-02-13)

  • env.conf.VCS: mercurial is no longer required;
  • undeploy command now removes virtualenv.

0.3 (2011-02-12)

  • Debian Squeeze support;
  • the usage of env.user is discouraged;
  • fab_deploy.utils.print_env command;
  • fab_deploy.deploy.undeploy command;
  • better run_as implementation.

In order to upgrade from 0.2 please remove any usages of env.user from the code, e.g. before upgrade:

def my_site():
    env.hosts = ['']
    env.user = 'foo'

After upgrade:

def my_site():
    env.hosts = ['']

0.2 (2011-02-09)

  • Apache ports are now managed automatically;
  • default threads count is on par with mod_wsgi’s default value;
  • env.conf is converted to _AttributeDict by fab_deploy.utils.update_env.

This release is backwards-incompatible with 0.1.x because of apache port handling changes. In order to upgrade,

  • remove the first line (‘Listen ...’) from project’s config_templates/apache.config;
  • remove APACHE_PORT settings from project’s;
  • run fab setup_web_server from the command line.

0.1.2 (2011-02-07)

  • manual config copying is no longer needed: there is django-fab-deploy script for that

0.1.1 (2011-02-06)

  • cleaner internals;
  • less constrains on project structure, easier installation;
  • default web server config improvements;
  • linux user creation;
  • non-interactive mysql installation (thanks Andrey Rahmatullin);
  • new documentation.

0.0.11 (2010-01-27)

  • fab_deploy.crontab module;
  • cleaner virtualenv management;
  • inside_project decorator.

this is the last release in 0.0.x branch.

0.0.8 (2010-12-27)

Bugs with multiple host support, backports URL and stray ‘pyc’ files are fixed.

0.0.6 (2010-08-29)

A few bugfixes and docs improvements.

0.0.2 (2010-08-04)

Initial release.