Updating Django



When will Django framework be updated? Version 1.9 is pretty old and not officially supported anymore. There is Django 2.0 exists already.
I tried update it by myself in my workspace using virtualenv etc. but with no success.
I’m about to start a new project and it would be great to work with up-to-date software.


You can do it like this:

virtualenv venv
source venv/bin/activate
pip install -U django

This will install latest stable version of Django.

If you want latest development version, you can install it like this:

virtualenv -ppython3 venv
source venv/bin/activate
pip install -e git+http://github.com/django/django#egg=Django

But be aware that it is not ready for production yet.


To create an updated Workpace for Django 2.x, I find it’s easier to start with a blank workspace and use virtualenv as described by notapresent. Here are the steps I took to create a workspace for Django 2.1 with Python 3.6

  1. Make a new workspace using the “Blank” template
  2. Update apt-get (so we can install Python 3.6)
    sudo apt-get update
  3. Install Python 3.6
    sudo apt-get install python3.6
  4. Install virtualenv using pip3
    sudo pip3 install virtualenv
  5. Make a virtualenv for Python 3.6 (My virtualenv is named “venv” here)
    virtualenv --python=python3.6 venv
  6. Activate the virtualenv
    source venv/bin/activate
  7. Install Django (This should install v2.1 at the time of this writing)
    sudo -H pip3 install django
  8. Create your Django project (My project is just called “app”)
    django-admin startproject app

At this point, most tutorials I found have you start the server using the command line, but I wanted to be able to run my app using a cloud 9 runner so I could preview the results using the standard cloud 9 project url.

To create a custom runner to run this config (With the virtualenv):

  1. From the top menu choose Run > Run With > New Runner
  2. Use the editor to create your runner configuration. I started with the default Django runner code and added my “venv” activation path, and my project directory name (“app”)
    { "cmd": [ "bash", "--login", "-c", "source venv/bin/activate && cd app && python manage.py runserver $ip:$port" ], "working_dir": "$project_path", "info": "Your code is running at \\033[01;34m$url\\033[00m.\n\\033[01;31m" }
  3. Save the runner

Now you should be able to run your project using the cloud 9 runner. Your workspace should function similar to the old Django template, except now your terminal commands should be run using the activated virtualenv (and python3).


So i’m new to coding. Followed all you steps and created a test site. Server runs but no application is running.

No application seems to be running here!

Not sure what i’m doing wrong


In your runner, try entering a link you your settings.py file in the “COMMAND” field.