Django 1.3 support workarounds

The app is was developed for Django 1.4. However, there are workarounds to get it to work with Django 1.3 too. This document attemps to provide an exhaustive list of notes that should be taken in account when using the app with django-autocomplete-light.


The provided autocomplete_light.modelform_factory relies on Django 1.4’s modelform_factory that accepts a ‘widgets’ dict.

Django 1.3 does not allow such an argument. You may however define your form as such:

class AuthorForm(forms.ModelForm):
    class Meta:
        model = Author
        widgets = autocomplete_light.get_widgets_dict(Author)