Release of PyGreSQL version 3.6
D'Arcy J.M. Cain
darcy at PyGreSQL.org
Thu Dec 16 21:29:20 CET 2004
Announce: Release of PyGreSQL version 3.6
PyGreSQL v3.6 has been released.
It is available at: ftp://ftp.druid.net/pub/distrib/PyGreSQL-3.6.tgz.
you are running NetBSD, look in the packages directory under databases.
There is also a package in the FreeBSD ports collection.
>From March 1 2001 the PyGreSQL development has moved into the PostgreSQL
development tree. Starting with the last release it has been moved back
a separate project. We are also now joined by the PoPy team and future
versions will have a merged version of the two systems.
PostgreSQL is a database system derived from Postgres4.2. It conforms
to (most of) ANSI SQL and offers many interesting capabilities (C
dynamic linking for functions or type definition, etc.). This package
is copyright by the Regents of the University of California, and is
Python is an interpreted programming language. It is object oriented,
simple to use (light syntax, simple and straightforward statements), and
has many extensions for building GUIs, interfacing with WWW, etc. An
intelligent web browser (HotJava like) is currently under development
(November 1995), and this should open programmers many doors. Python is
copyrighted by Stichting S Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam, The
Netherlands, and is freely distributable.
PyGreSQL is a python module that interfaces to a PostgreSQL database. It
embeds the PostgreSQL query library to allow easy use of the powerful
PostgreSQL features from a Python script.
This release fixes a few bugs, adds a few minor features and makes a
few speedups in the code. It works with Python version 2.3 and
version 7.3 and up.
See the other changes below or in the Changelog file.
PyGreSQL 2.0 was developed and tested on a NetBSD 1.3_BETA system. It
is based on the PyGres95 code written by Pascal Andre,
andre at chimay.via.ecp.fr. I changed the version to 2.0 and updated the
code for Python 1.5 and PostgreSQL 6.2.1. While I was at it I upgraded
the code to use full ANSI style prototypes and changed the order of
arguments to connect. Later versions are fixes and enhancements to
The latest version of PyGreSQL works with Python 1.5.2 and PostgreSQL
Important changes from PyGreSQL 3.5 to PyGreSQL 3.6
- Better DB-API 2.0 compliance
- Exception hierarchy moved into C module and made available to both
- Fix error in update method that caused false exceptions
- Moved to standard exception hierarchy in classic API
- Added new method to get transaction state
- Use proper Python constants where appropriate
- Use Python versions of strtol, etc. Allows WIN32 build
- Bug fixes and cleanups
Important changes from PyGreSQL 3.4 to PyGreSQL 3.5
- Add interval to list of data types
- fix up method wrapping especially close()
- retry pkeys once if table missing in case it was just added
- wrap query method separately to handle debug better
- use isinstance instead of type
- fix free/PQfreemem issue - finally
Important changes from PyGreSQL 3.3 to PyGreSQL 3.4
- Moved back out of PostgreSQL tree
- Allow for larger integer returns
- Return proper strings for true and false
- Cleanup convenience method creation
- Enhance debugging method
- Add reopen method
- Allow programs to preload field names for speedup
- Move OID handling so that it returns long instead of int
- Miscellaneous cleanups and formatting
Important changes from PyGreSQL 3.2 to PyGreSQL 3.3
- Added NUMERICOID to list of returned types. This fixes a bug when
returning aggregates in the latest version of PostgreSQL.
Important changes from PyGreSQL 3.1 to PyGreSQL 3.2
Note that there are very few changes to PostgreSQL between 3.1 and
3.2. The main reason for the release is the move into the PostgreSQL
development tree. Even the WIN32 changes are pretty minor.
- Add WIN32 support (gerhard at bigfoot.de)
- Fix some DB-API quoting problems (niall.smart at ebeon.com)
- Moved development into PostgreSQL development tree.
Important changes from PyGreSQL 3.0 to PyGreSQL 3.1
- Fix some quoting functions. In particular handle NULLs better.
- Use a method to add primary key information rather than direct
manipulation of the class structures.
- Break decimal out in _quote (in pg.py) and treat it as float.
- Treat timestamp like date for quoting purposes.
- Remove a redundant SELECT from the get method speeding it, and
since it calls get, up a little.
- Add test for BOOL type in typecast method to pgdbTypeCache class.
(tv at beamnet.de)
- Fix pgdb.py to send port as integer to lower level function
(dildog at l0pht.com)
- Change pg.py to speed up some operations
- Allow updates on tables with no primary keys.
Important changes from PyGreSQL 2.4 to PyGreSQL 3.0:
- Remove strlen() call from pglarge_write() and get size from object.
(Richard at Bouska.cz)
- Add a little more error checking to the quote function in the
- Add extra checking in _quote function
- Wrap query in pg.py for debugging
- Add DB-API 2.0 support to pgmodule.c (andre at via.ecp.fr)
- Add DB-API 2.0 wrapper pgdb.py (andre at via.ecp.fr)
- Correct keyword clash (temp) in tutorial
- Clean up layout of tutorial
- Return NULL values as None (rlawrence at lastfoot.com) (WARNING: This
will cause backwards compatibility issues.)
- Change None to NULL in insert and update
- Change hash-bang lines to use /usr/bin/env
- Clearing date should be blank (NULL) not TODAY
- Quote backslashes in strings in _quote (brian at CSUA.Berkeley.EDU)
- Expanded and clarified build instructions
(tbryan at starship.python.net)
- Make code thread safe (Jerome.Alet at unice.fr)
- Add README.distutils (mwa at gate.net & jeremy at cnri.reston.va.us)
- Many fixes and increased DB-API compliance by chifungfan at yahoo.com,
tony at printra.net, jeremy at alum.mit.edu and others to get the final
version ready to release.
Important changes from PyGreSQL 2.3 to PyGreSQL 2.4:
- Insert returns None if the user doesn't have select permissions
on the table. It can (and does) happen that one has insert but
not select permissions on a table.
- Added ntuples() method to query object (brit at druid.net)
- Corrected a bug related to getresult() and the money type
- Corrected a bug related to negative money amounts
- Allow update based on primary key if munged oid not available and
table has a primary key
- Add many __doc__ strings. (andre at via.ecp.fr)
- Get method works with views if key specified
Important changes from PyGreSQL 2.2 to PyGreSQL 2.3:
- connect.host returns "localhost" when connected to Unix socket
(torppa at tuhnu.cutery.fi)
- Use PyArg_ParseTupleAndKeywords in connect()
(torppa at tuhnu.cutery.fi)
- fixes and cleanups (torppa at tuhnu.cutery.fi)
- Fixed memory leak in dictresult() (terekhov at emc.com)
- Deprecated pgext.py - functionality now in pg.py
- More cleanups to the tutorial
- Added fileno() method - terekhov at emc.com (Mikhail Terekhov)
- added money type to quoting function
- Compiles cleanly with more warnings turned on
- Returns PostgreSQL error message on error
- Init accepts keywords (Jarkko Torppa)
- Convenience functions can be overridden (Jarkko Torppa)
- added close() method
Important changes from PyGreSQL 2.1 to PyGreSQL 2.2:
- Added user and password support thanks to Ng Pheng Siong
<ngps at post1.com>
- Insert queries return the inserted oid
- Add new pg wrapper (C module renamed to _pg)
- Wrapped database connection in a class.
- Cleaned up some of the tutorial. (More work needed.)
- Added version and __version__. Thanks to thilo at eevolute.com for
Important changes from PyGreSQL 2.0 to PyGreSQL 2.1:
- return fields as proper Python objects for field type
- Cleaned up pgext.py
- Added dictresult method
Important changes from Pygres95 1.0b to PyGreSQL 2.0:
- Updated code for PostgreSQL 6.2.1 and Python 1.5.
- Reformatted code and converted to ANSI .
- Changed name to PyGreSQL (from PyGres95.)
- Changed order of arguments to connect function.
- Created new type pgqueryobject and moved certain methods to it.
- Added a print function for pgqueryobject
- Various code changes - mostly stylistic.
For more information about each package, please have a look to their
- Python : http://www.python.org/
- PostgreSQL : http://www.PostgreSQL.org/
- PyGreSQL : http://www.PyGreSQL.org/
D'Arcy J.M. Cain
PyGreSQL Development Group
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