pg8000 1.09 maintenance version (fork) released

Mariano Reingart reingart at
Wed Jan 4 06:49:54 CET 2012

pg8000 is a DB-API 2.0 compatible Pure-Python interface to the
PostgreSQL database engine.
It is one of many PostgreSQL interfaces for the Python programming language.
pg8000 is somewhat distinctive in that it is written entirely in
Python and does not rely on any external libraries (such as a compiled
python module, or PostgreSQL’s libpq library).
This pure-python connector approach allows to run it where C compiled
libraries cannot be installed, it allows deeper access to PostgreSQL
protocol internals and it enables easier flexibility and extensibility
for Python developers (like support for parameterized prepared
statements using qmark, numeric, named, format or pyformat DBAPI

The highlights of this 1.09 maintenance release are: two-phase commit
support, autocommit feature, server_version property and bug fixes for
almost all reported issues since 1.08 (2010-06-08)
For details of the changes in this release, please see the notes at:

pg8000 maintenance version may be downloaded from:

For more information see:

For the original version see:

Acknowledgements to Mathieu Fenniak for the original version and
thanks to the contributors that reported and/or sent patches applied
for this release.

Best regards,

Mariano Reingart

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