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Subject: ANNOUNCE: pgtcl 1.5 stable release
Date: 26 Jun 2005 08:36:31 -0700
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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:
additional info can be found here:

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

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,

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
for more detail information.