This is not a list of the features and changes that will be available in Hawthorn.  This page is only for release concerns.  See the product announcements for changes that have been made since Ginkgo.

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Stuff that must land before Hawthorn

Stuff you'd like to complete before Hawthorn

Migrating from Ginkgo to Hawthorn

The upgrade to Django 1.11 will requires a non-backward-compatible ALTER TABLE on the auth_user table, and so some outage will be required when upgrading from Ginkgo to Hawthorn.

Testing on a recent edx.master (prior to the Django 1.11 upgrade) also noted these MySQL database exceptions for a few essential operations.

  • Exception thrown during LMS/Studio login/registration and course enrollment:
    OperationalError: (1054, "Unknown column 'email_marketing_emailmarketingconfiguration.sailthru_activation_template' in 'field list'")
  • Exception thrown during during Studio course creation:
    ProgrammingError: (1146, "Table 'hawthornupgrade_sandbox_opencraft_hosting_edxapp.student_historicalcourseenrollment' doesn't exist")