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Perl PostgreSQL driver DBD::Pg 3.0.0 released

I am happy to announce that version 3.0.0 of DBD::Pg, the Perl interface to Postgres, was released on February 3, 2014. This represents a major release, mostly due to the way it now handles UTF-8. I will try to blog soon with more details about that and some other major changes in this version.

The new version is available from CPAN. Please make sure that this is the latest version, as new versions may have come out since this post was written.


Checksums for 3.0.0:

58c2613bcb241279aca4c111ba16db48 DBD-Pg-3.0.0.tar.gz
03ded628d453718cbceaea906da3412df5a7137a DBD-Pg-3.0.0.tar.gz

The complete list of changes is below. Thank you to everyone who sent in patches, helped debug, wrote bug reports, and helped me get this version out the door!

Version 3.0.0  Released February 3, 2014 (git commit 9725314f27a8d65fc05bdeda3da8ce9c251f79bd)

  - Major change in UTF-8 handling. If client_encoding is set to UTF-8, 
    always mark returned Perl strings as utf8. See the pg_enable_utf8 docs
    for more information.
    [Greg Sabino Mullane, David E. Wheeler, David Christensen]

  - Bump DBI requirement to 1.614

  - Bump Perl requirement to 5.8.1

  - Add new handle attribute, switch_prepared, to control when we stop 
    using PQexecParams and start using PQexecPrepared. The default is 2: 
    in previous versions, the effective behavior was 1 (i.e. PQexecParams 
    was never used).
    [Greg Sabino Mullane]

  - Better handling of items inside of arrays, particularly bytea arrays.
    [Greg Sabino Mullane] (CPAN bug #91454)

  - Map SQL_CHAR back to bpchar, not char
    [Greg Sabino Mullane, reported by H.Merijn Brand]

  - Do not force oids to Perl ints
    [Greg Sabino Mullane] (CPAN bug #85836)

  - Return better sqlstate codes on fatal errors
    [Rainer Weikusat]

  - Better prepared statement names to avoid bug
    [Spencer Sun] (CPAN bug #88827)

  - Add pg_expression field to statistics_info output to show 
    functional index information
    [Greg Sabino Mullane] (CPAN bug #76608)

  - Adjust lo_import_with_oid check for 8.3
    (CPAN bug #83145)

  - Better handling of libpq errors to return SQLSTATE 08000
    [Stephen Keller]

  - Make sure CREATE TABLE .. AS SELECT returns rows in non do() cases

  - Add support for AutoInactiveDestroy
    [David Dick] (CPAN bug #68893)

  - Fix ORDINAL_POSITION in foreign_key_info
    [Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker] (CPAN bug #88794)

  - Fix foreign_key_info with unspecified schema
    [Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker] (CPAN bug #88787)

  - Allow foreign_key_info to work when pg_expand_array is off
    [Greg Sabino Mullane and Tim Bunce] (CPAN bug #51780)

  - Remove math.h linking, as we no longer need it
    (CPAN bug #79256)

  - Spelling fixes
    (CPAN bug #78168)

  - Better wording for the AutoCommit docs
    (CPAN bug #82536)

  - Change NOTICE to DEBUG1 in t/02attribs.t test for handle attribute "PrintWarn":
    implicit index creation is now quieter in Postgres.
    [Erik Rijkers]

  - Use correct SQL_BIGINT constant for int8
    [Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker]

  - Fix assertion when binding array columns on debug perls >= 5.16
    [Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker]

  - Adjust test to use 3 digit exponential values
    [Greg Sabino Mullane] (CPAN bug #59449)

  - Avoid reinstalling driver methods in threads
    [Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker] (CPAN bug #83638)

  - Make sure App::Info does not prompt for pg_config location 
    if AUTOMATED_TESTING or PERL_MM_USE_DEFAULT is set
    [David E. Wheeler] (CPAN bug #90799)

  - Fix typo in docs for pg_placeholder_dollaronly
    [Bryan Carpenter] (CPAN bug #91400)

  - Cleanup dangling largeobjects in tests
    [Fitz Elliott] (CPAN bug #92212)

  - Fix skip test counting in t/09arrays.t
    [Greg Sabino Mullane] (CPAN bug #79544)

  - Explicitly specify en_US for spell checking
    [Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker] (CPAN bug #91804)

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