Review Request #9727 — Created March 4, 2018 and submitted
Django provided an old
which was only importable on Python 2.7. The "new" name (compatible with
Django 1.6) for this is
force_text, which is importable on all Python
versions. We had a few modules importing the old name, which caused them
to fail to load and in turn broke the Django apps, preventing unit tests
This change updates those imports for the new names, allowing the test
suite to at least attempt to execute.
The test suite was able to run on Python 2.7, 3.4, 3.5, and 3.6 without
immediately and entirely failing. Along with all upcoming changes, the
tests involving these imports pass.