EdX Prepares the Release of Hawthorn for March

The edX organization is preparing the release of the new version of the Open edX platform called Hawthorn for this March, three months later than scheduled.

Before the launch, a major upgrade from Django 1.8 to Django 1.11 is needed. This task will be completed during February. After this, edX will start the packaging of Hawthorn, a process that will last 4 to 6 weeks.

Technically speaking, edX won’t support Vagrant; Devstack will be based on Docker.

Hawthorn will be the eighth release of the Open edX platform, replacing the existing Ginkgo version.