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Path: ...!news.glorb.com!postnews.google.com!g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com!not-for-mail From: "bs" <email@example.com> Newsgroups: comp.lang.tcl Subject: ANNOUNCE: pgtcl 1.5 stable release Date: 26 Jun 2005 08:36:31 -0700 Organization: http://groups.google.com Lines: 47 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> NNTP-Posting-Host: 18.104.22.168 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" X-Trace: posting.google.com 1119800196 31485 127.0.0.1 (26 Jun 2005 15:36:36 GMT) X-Complaints-To: email@example.com NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2005 15:36:36 +0000 (UTC) User-Agent: G2/0.2 Complaints-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Injection-Info: g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com; posting-host=22.214.171.124; posting-account=M_f15BMAAADLS2kd2HmoCmzoGGJRZLQdtHTayPsbtXa_tUsRrxKYgw This is the stable 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. It comes in source form, as well as pre compiled Windows DLLs. Pgtcl was tested on WindowsXP, 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. Files can be downloaded from here: http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pgtcl/ additional info can be found here: http://wiki.tcl.tk/pgtcl 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.