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docs/release_notes_0.96.txt

 instead of needing to make incremental changes to keep up with the
 development version of Django.
 
+Backwards-incompatible changes
+==============================
+
+The following changes may require you to update your code when you switch from
+0.95 to 0.96:
+
+`MySQLdb` version requirement
+-----------------------------
+
+Due to a bug in older versions of the `MySQLdb` Python module (which
+Django uses to connect to MySQL databases), Django's MySQL backend now
+requires version 1.2.1p2 or higher of `MySQLdb`, and will raise
+exceptions if you attempt to use an older version.
+
+If you're currently unable to upgrade your copy of `MySQLdb` to meet
+this requirement, a separate, backwards-compatible backend, called
+"mysql_old", has been added to Django. To use this backend, change
+the ``DATABASE_ENGINE`` setting in your Django settings file from
+this::
+
+    DATABASE_ENGINE = "mysql"
+
+to this::
+
+    DATABASE_ENGINE = "mysql_old"
+
+However, we strongly encourage MySQL users to upgrade to a more recent
+version of `MySQLdb` as soon as possible, The "mysql_old" backend is
+provided only to ease this transition, and is considered deprecated;
+aside from any necessary security fixes, it will not be actively
+maintained, and it will be removed in a future release of Django.
+
+Also, note that some features, like the new ``DATABASE_OPTIONS``
+setting (see the `databases documentation`_ for details), are only
+available on the "mysql" backend, and will not be made available for
+"mysql_old".
+
+.. _databases: ../databases/
+
+Database constraint names changed
+---------------------------------
+
+The format of the constraint names Django generates for foreign key
+references have changed slightly. These names are generally only used
+when it is not possible to put the reference directly on the affected
+column, so they is not always visible.
+
+The effect of this change is that running ``manage.py reset`` and
+similar commands against an existing database may generate SQL with
+the new form of constraint name, while the database itself contains
+constraints named in the old form; this will cause the database server
+to raise an error message about modifying non-existent constraints.
+
+If you need to work around this, there are two methods available:
+
+    1. Redirect the output of ``manage.py`` to a file, and edit the
+       generated SQL to use the correct constraint names before
+       executing it.
+
+    2. Examine the output of ``manage.py sqlall`` to see the new-style
+       constraint names, and use that as a guide to rename existing
+       constraints in your database.
+
+Names changes in ``manage.py``
+------------------------------
+
+A few of the options to ``manage.py`` have changed with the addition of fixture
+support:
+
+    * There are new ``dumpdata`` and ``loaddata`` commands which, as
+      you might expect, will dump and load data to/from the
+      database. These commands can operate against any of Django's
+      supported serialization formats.
+
+    * The ``sqlinitialdata`` command has been renamed to ``sqlcustom`` to
+      emphasize that ``loaddata`` should be used for data (and ``sqlcustom`` for
+      other custom SQL -- views, stored procedures, etc.).
+      
+    * The vestigial ``install`` command has been removed. Use ``syncdb``.
+
+Backslash escaping changed
+--------------------------
+
+The Django database API now escapes backslashes given as query parameters. If
+you have any database API code that matches backslashes, and it was working before
+(despite the lack of escaping), you'll have to change your code to "unescape" the
+slashes one level.
+
+For example, this used to work::
+
+    # Find text containing a single backslash
+    MyModel.objects.filter(text__contains='\\\\')
+
+The above is now incorrect, and should be rewritten as::
+
+    # Find text containing a single backslash
+    MyModel.objects.filter(text__contains='\\')
+
+Removed ENABLE_PSYCO setting
+----------------------------
+
+The ``ENABLE_PSYCO`` setting no longer exists. If your settings file includes
+``ENABLE_PSYCO`` it will have no effect; to use Psyco_, we recommend
+writing a middleware class to activate it.
+
+.. _psyco: http://psyco.sourceforge.net/
+
 What's new in 0.96?
 ===================
 
 updating users have been added to the admin interface, so you no
 longer need to worry about working with hashed passwords in the admin.
 
-Backwards-incompatible changes
-==============================
-
-The following changes may require you to update your code when you switch from
-0.95 to 0.96:
-
-`MySQLdb` version requirement
------------------------------
-
-Due to a bug in older versions of the `MySQLdb` Python module (which
-Django uses to connect to MySQL databases), Django's MySQL backend now
-requires version 1.2.1p2 or higher of `MySQLdb`, and will raise
-exceptions if you attempt to use an older version.
-
-If you're currently unable to upgrade your copy of `MySQLdb` to meet
-this requirement, a separate, backwards-compatible backend, called
-"mysql_old", has been added to Django. To use this backend, change
-the ``DATABASE_ENGINE`` setting in your Django settings file from
-this::
-
-    DATABASE_ENGINE = "mysql"
-
-to this::
-
-    DATABASE_ENGINE = "mysql_old"
-
-However, we strongly encourage MySQL users to upgrade to a more recent
-version of `MySQLdb` as soon as possible, The "mysql_old" backend is
-provided only to ease this transition, and is considered deprecated;
-aside from any necessary security fixes, it will not be actively
-maintained, and it will be removed in a future release of Django.
-
-Also, note that some features, like the new ``DATABASE_OPTIONS``
-setting (see the `databases documentation`_ for details), are only
-available on the "mysql" backend, and will not be made available for
-"mysql_old".
-
-.. _databases: ../databases/
-
-Database constraint names changed
----------------------------------
-
-The format of the constraint names Django generates for foreign key
-references have changed slightly. These names are generally only used
-when it is not possible to put the reference directly on the affected
-column, so they is not always visible.
-
-The effect of this change is that running ``manage.py reset`` and
-similar commands against an existing database may generate SQL with
-the new form of constraint name, while the database itself contains
-constraints named in the old form; this will cause the database server
-to raise an error message about modifying non-existent constraints.
-
-If you need to work around this, there are two methods available:
-
-    1. Redirect the output of ``manage.py`` to a file, and edit the
-       generated SQL to use the correct constraint names before
-       executing it.
-
-    2. Examine the output of ``manage.py sqlall`` to see the new-style
-       constraint names, and use that as a guide to rename existing
-       constraints in your database.
-
-Names changes in ``manage.py``
-------------------------------
-
-A few of the options to ``manage.py`` have changed with the addition of fixture
-support:
-
-    * There are new ``dumpdata`` and ``loaddata`` commands which, as
-      you might expect, will dump and load data to/from the
-      database. These commands can operate against any of Django's
-      supported serialization formats.
-
-    * The ``sqlinitialdata`` command has been renamed to ``sqlcustom`` to
-      emphasize that ``loaddata`` should be used for data (and ``sqlcustom`` for
-      other custom SQL -- views, stored procedures, etc.).
-      
-    * The vestigial ``install`` command has been removed. Use ``syncdb``.
-
-Backslash escaping changed
---------------------------
-
-The Django database API now escapes backslashes given as query parameters. If
-you have any database API code that matches backslashes, and it was working before
-(despite the lack of escaping), you'll have to change your code to "unescape" the
-slashes one level.
-
-For example, this used to work::
-
-    # Find text containing a single backslash
-    MyModel.objects.filter(text__contains='\\\\')
-
-The above is now incorrect, and should be rewritten as::
-
-    # Find text containing a single backslash
-    MyModel.objects.filter(text__contains='\\')
-
-Removed ENABLE_PSYCO setting
-----------------------------
-
-The ``ENABLE_PSYCO`` setting no longer exists. If your settings file includes
-``ENABLE_PSYCO`` it will have no effect; to use Psyco, we recommend
-writing a middleware class to activate it.
-
-.. _psyco: http://psyco.sourceforge.net/
-
 Thanks
 ======