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Path: ...!news.glorb.com!postnews.google.com!l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com!not-for-mail From: "bs" <email@example.com> Newsgroups: comp.lang.tcl Subject: ANNOUNCE: pgtcl 1.5 beta 1 release Date: 24 Apr 2005 15:36:59 -0700 Organization: http://groups.google.com Lines: 50 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> NNTP-Posting-Host: 126.96.36.199 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" X-Trace: posting.google.com 1114382223 29560 127.0.0.1 (24 Apr 2005 22:37:03 GMT) X-Complaints-To: email@example.com NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2005 22:37:03 +0000 (UTC) User-Agent: G2/0.2 Complaints-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Injection-Info: l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com; posting-host=188.8.131.52; posting-account=M_f15BMAAADLS2kd2HmoCmzoGGJRZLQdtHTayPsbtXa_tUsRrxKYgw This is the first beta release of Pgtcl 1.5, also known as libpgtcl, a package that adds PostgreSQL client extensions to the Tcl programming language. Pgtcl 1.5 has some bug fixes and many new features. There is also updated documentation and a test suite. For more information and pre-compiled windows DLLs, go to: http://gborg.postgresql.org/project/pgtcl/projdisplay.php NOTE: pgtcl is in the transition of moving to http://www.pgfoundry.org, so if the above link does not work correctly, check with http://www.pgfoundry.org. Pgtcl was tested on WindowsXP, Windows 2000, Linux (SuSE 9.1), and FreeBSD. It was tested against PG databases running version 7.3, 7.4, and 8.0. Note however, that this release does not contain any new client features that were introduced with PG 8.0. New features: o Proper Tcl namespace support, in the ::pg namespace o Connection and result handles can be used as commands. o -dict option in pg_result (experimental, since the Tcl dictionary API could possible change). Requires Tcl 8.5 or the dict extension http://pascal.scheffers.net/software/ o New -connhandle option to pg_connect. Gives the user the ability to name the connection handle. o New -connlist option to pg_connect. Another alternative to passing the connection parameters, using a Tcl name/value list. o New pg_dbinfo command o New escape commands: pg_escape_string, pg_escape_bytea, pg_unescape_bytea o Test suite, which covers common scenarios. Is not near exhaustive yet. Based on tcltest. o updated documentation o Helper procs in the playpen directory Please visit the pgtcl project home page and http://wiki.tcl.tk/pgtcl for more detail information.