I'm very happy to announce that the first pre-release of the next major version of Mezzanine is now available: 5.0.0 alpha 1. You can download it right now with `pip install -U mezzanine==5.0.0a1`. This will also get you the alpha versions for filebrowser-safe and grappelli-safe.
The biggest change is that we have completely dropped support for Python 2 and Django versions prior to 2.2.
With this version we're also testing a new release process based on Semantic Versioning that should make it much easier to publish pre-release and stable versions to PyPI so the community can test Mezzanine without having to install from GitHub.
Finally, I want to publicly thank Stephen McDonald who authored and maintained Mezzanine for many years, as well as many other members of the core team and the larger community who have made Mezzanine what it is today. Going forward I (Ed Rivas) will be serving as the maintainer of the project. I look forward to helping grow and nurture this amazing CMS.