Changelog

Version 1.4.1

Improvements

Bugs Fixed

  • Unregistered - isolation_level parameter for fdb.connection has no effect.
  • Unregistered - Information gathered from monitoring tables is not properly dropped upon refresh request.

Version 1.4

New Features

  • fdb.schema submodule extended with support for user privileges.

Improvements

Bugs Fixed

  • PYFB-37 - Unicode Strings incorrect not allowed for insertion into BLOB SubType 1.

Version 1.3

New Features

Improvements

  • closed property and clear() method for Schema.
  • Unit tests reworked.

Bugs Fixed

Version 1.2

New Features

Improvements

  • Optional PEP 249 (Python DB API 2.0) Extensions

    • Connection.Error, Connection.ProgrammingError, etc.

      All exception classes defined by the DB API standard are exposed on the Connection objects as attributes (in addition to being available at module scope).

    • Cursor.connection

      This read-only attribute return a reference to the Connection object on which the cursor was created.

  • Cursor.transaction read-only attribute returns a reference to the Transaction object on which the cursor was created.

  • Optimized wekref management, especially for PreparedStatement.

  • create_database now supports two methods for database screation. You can specify CREATE DATABASE statement (as before) or provide set of named database parameters (SQL statement is created automatically from them).

  • Functions connection and create_database now take optional keyword parameter connection_class to obtain instances of different class instead Connection.

  • Support for legacy (pre-2.5) shutdown mode with mode fdb.services.SHUT_LEGACY.

  • fdb.Cursor.executemany() returns self, so it could be used directly as iterator.

  • Documentation inprovements.

Bugs Fixed

  • Unregistered: buffers parameter of fdb.connection doesn’t support values greater than 255.
  • Unregistered: Lowercase character set name passed to fdb.connect may result in wrong funcion of automatic data conversions and other failures (exceptions raised).

Version 1.1.1

Bugs Fixed

  • PYFB-35 - Call to fetch after a sql statement without a result should raise exception
  • PYFB-34 - Server resources not released on PreparedStatement destruction

Version 1.1

New Features

Bugs Fixed

  • PYFB-30 - BLOBs are truncated at first zero byte

Version 1.0

Improvements

  • Removed dependency on fbclient library to be present at import time (PYFB-24)

Bugs Fixed

  • PYFB-25 - Truncate long text from VARCHAR(5000)

Version 0.9.9

New Features

  • Firebird ARRAY support.

Other changes

  • Cursor.execute() returns Self, so it could be used as iterator.
  • Reading output from Services now uses more efficient method to get data from server.

Bugs Fixed

  • Fix: precision_cache in Connection works as intended.

Version 0.9.1

Just bugfixes to make FDB work on P3K again.

Version 0.9

New Features

  • Documentation; both in-source (in Sphinx autodoc format) and Sphinx (html)
  • Services API completely reworked

Other changes

  • Unregistered bugs fixed.
  • Various optimizations and cleanup
  • Object reference graph optimalizations
  • Many new tests in test suite

Version 0.8.5

New Features

  • Support for Firebird stream BLOBs (see ReleaseNotes for details)
  • Documentation (stub, from KInterbasDB 3.3.0)

Bugs Fixed

  • Fix for PYFB-17 and PYFB-18 (see our JIRA tracker for details)
  • Fixes for automatic unicode conversions + refactoring
  • Some optimizations

Version 0.8

New Features

  • Support for Firebird Event Notifications - JIRA entry <http://tracker.firebirdsql.org/browse/PYFB-8>

Bugs Fixes

  • database_info (isc_info_firebird_version) fails opn amd64 linux - JIRA entry <http://tracker.firebirdsql.org/browse/PYFB-16>
  • more than 2 consecutive cursor open execute and iter fail - JIRA entry <http://tracker.firebirdsql.org/browse/PYFB-15>

Version 0.7.2

New Features

  • Python 3 Support (thanks to Philippe Makowski)
  • Support for Distributed Transactions

And as always, some (unregistered) bugs fixed.

Version 0.7.1

Bug fixes.

Version 0.7

Initial release.

Almost feature-complete (ready for 95% of users), but it could be still buggy (it’s beta!), and the code wasn’t optimized for size and speed. In all other ways it’s ready for wide testing.

What’s missing

  • Distributed transactions
  • ARRAY support
  • EVENTs support
  • Stream BLOBs
  • TRACE service
  • Documentation (but you can use KInterbasDB one as FDB is as close to it as possible).
  • Python 3.x support (haven’t had time to test it, but it shouldn’t be hard to make it work there)