Articles from April 2019
We have just released Psycopg 2.8.2; a few days ago Psycopg 2.8.1 was released.
Some of the bugs addressed are ordinary teething problem with the 2.8 release, but an important change landed with 2.8.2: binary packages now ship with OpenSSL 1.1 instead of 1.0. This should fix concurrency problems on connection experienced both on Windows and Linux. Many thanks to Matthew Brett and Jason Erickson for this improvement!
After about two years from the previous major release, psycopg 2.8 is finally here!
Among the highlights, PostgreSQL errors are now mapped to Python exceptions for a more idiomatic way to handle them. Several additions allow a better insight of the connection status and query results.
Behind the scene, asynchronous communication and concurrency received several improvements, and dropping support for older versions of Python gave the chance to refactor and modernise the codebase (with the especial help from Jon Dufresne who ruthlessly butchered our code into a streamlined pulp).
Thank you very much to everyone contributing so far. Happy hacking!