I’d like to start this post off by apologising for the horrendous title, I should be ashamed of myself, and I actually am a little bit. I’ve just released Mezzanine 3.1, and the workgroups title is a play on an early version of Windows, a joke that only the most hapless nerds would try and pull off — I guess that now also includes yours truly.
On a more serious note though, this Mezzanine release is huge. 3.1 is really what 3.0 should have been, which has had quite a rocky road over the last few months — upgrading to Python 3.3, Django 1.6 and Bootstrap 3 all at once brought quite a few bugs along, but these have since been squashed and Mezzanine is now very stable.
Every couple of years when milestones like this are reached, I like to take a look at the growth of Mezzanine and some of the statistics around it. You can see from the table below that growth has been consistent. Note that the last time I looked at these metrics, I also reported on the total number of mailing list messages and PyPI downloads, but this time I’ve excluded these as they’re no longer available.
|Version 0.9.16 months||Version 1.0.02 years||Version 3.1.04 years|
|Mailing list subscribers||60||190||1,030|
Mezzanine’s admin dashboard
Navigating to each section is now easier via the new left-hand menu, and usability has been improved overall with larger fonts and buttons. The beauty of this is that it’s still the regular old Django admin system underneath — all your custom admin classes and third-party Django applications plug straight in with zero effort.
A massive thanks goes out to everyone who contributed features, fixes, and support on the mailing list. Mezzanine has never been this good, and it’s all thanks to you.