Pg 0.9.0

Version 0.9.0 of ruby-pg has been released.

This is the extension library to access a PostgreSQL database from Ruby.
This
library works with PostgreSQL 7.4 and later.

== Project Page

http://bitbucket.org/ged/ruby-pg/

== Installation

Via gems:

$ sudo gem install pg

or from source:

$ wget http://deveiate.org/code/pg-0.9.0.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf pg-0.9.0.tar.gz
$ cd pg-0.9.0
$ sudo rake install

== Changes

=== New Features

  • Added support for Ruby 1.9’s multinationalization.
  • A new PGconn#wait_for_notify method to be used with PostgreSQL’s
    NOTIFY/LISTEN IPC mechanism.
  • Added new column-selection methods PGresult#field_values and
    #column_values.
  • Better error reporting from large-object methods.
  • Improved spec coverage and faster spec runs.
  • Added a PGconn::VERSION constant

=== Bugfixes

  • Arity fix for PGresult#paramtype and PGconn.encrypt_password.
  • PGconn#lo_read no longer returns garbage at the end of the data if
    told to
    read past the end of a large object.
  • PGresult#fmod, #ftable, and #ftablecol now correctly raises an
    exception
    only if the specified index is really invalid.
  • Made the block form of PGconn#exec, #exec_prepared, and #get_result
    pass the
    PGresult to the block instead of just the first row.
  • The asynchronous PGconn.connect_start now correctly uses
    PQconnectStart()
    instead of PQconnectdb().

=== Miscellaneous

  • Moved development over to Mercurial on Bitbucket.
  • Made compilation under MacOS X easier by looking for pg_config.
  • Win32 gem now includes a statically-linked libssl and libpq for easier
    installation.

=== Acknowledgements

The features and bugfixes in this release were contributed by a bunch of
talented people:

  • [email protected] (build fixes)
  • [email protected] (bugfixes)
  • Jeff D. (spec fixes)
  • Lars Kanis (bugfixes and win32 build)
  • Mahlon Smith (wait_for_notify)
  • Mike Pomraning (bugfixes)
  • Nikolai L. (bugfixes, m17n)
  • Sugano Yoshihisa (column-selection methods)
  • Yuki Miyauchi (bugfixes)
  • Yuki S. (m17n)

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