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Announce: PyGreSQL 2.2

From: "D'Arcy" "J(dot)M(dot)" Cain <darcy(at)druid(dot)net>
To: pgsql-interfaces(at)PostgreSQL(dot)org, pgsql-general(at)PostgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Announce: PyGreSQL 2.2
Date: 1998-12-11 12:34:58
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Announce: Release of PyGreSQL version 2.2
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PyGreSQL v2.2 has been released.
It is available at: ftp://ftp.druid.net/pub/distrib/PyGreSQL-2.2.tgz.

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
freely distributable.

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.

PyGreSQL 2.2 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(dot)via(dot)ecp(dot)fr(dot)  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 that.

Important changes from PyGreSQL 2.1 to PyGreSQL 2.2:
  - Added user and password support thanks to Ng Pheng Siong <ngps(at)post1(dot)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(dot)com for
    the suggestion.

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
web pages:
  - Python :     http://www.python.org/
  - PostgreSQL : http://www.PostgreSQL.org/
  - PyGreSQL :   http://www.druid.net/pygresql/


D'Arcy J.M. Cain
darcy(at)druid(dot)net


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