CGI::Session Change Log

4.03 - Wednesday, October 05, 2005
    * FIX: automatic flushing did not work if session object was global
    * FIX: Default serializer can now serialize objects (Matt LeBlanc)
    * INTERNAL: SQLite driver no longer needs MIME::Base64 for encoding (Matt LeBlanc)

4.02 - Friday, September 02, 2005
    * FIX: remote_addr() was missing (RT #14414])

4.01 - Thursday, September 01, 2005
    * FIX: Minor POD fix

4.00 - Wednesday, August 31, 2005

    *** NOTE ***
    The 4.0 release represents a major overhaul of the CGI::Session code base.
    Care has been taken to be 100% compatible with applications developed with 3.x.
    However, you are encouraged to run regression tests with your own applications
    before using this in production.

    * NEW: PostgreSQL driver enhanced to work better with binary serializers (Matt LeBlanc)
    * FIX: update to un tainting in default serializer to make "-T" happy (Matt LeBlanc)
    * FIX: CGI::Session (qw/-ip_match/), a 3.x feature, works again (Shawn Sorichetti)
    * INTERNAL: Improved documentation shown during "make", which explains how to run
      database-driven tests. (Mark Stosberg)
    * FIX: to support binary serializers SQLite driver uses MIME::Base64 (Sherzod Ruzmetov)

4.00_09 - Thursday, July 21, 2005

    * CHANGE: Starting with 4.0, it will no longer work to use the syntax of
      CGI::Session::DriverName(). This hasn't been a documented API since CGI::Session 2.94,
      released in August, 2002.
    * FIX: documented etime(), which was present in 3.x (Mark Stosberg)
    * FIX: Added code, test and docs to make $CGI::Session::File::FileName work,
      for 3.x compatibility. (Mark Stosberg)
    * FIX: Providing an expire time like "-10" now works (Mark Stosberg)
    * FIX: Restored close() method, for 3.x compatibility. (Mark Stosberg)
    * FIX: Make ->clear('email') work, for 3.95 compatibility (Mark Stosberg)
    * FIX: Added back is_new() for compatibility with 3.95. (Mark Stosberg)
    * FIX: Support for CGI::Simple is confirmed, resolving RT#6141 (Mark Stosberg)
    * FIX: Add code and tests for $CGI::Session::MySQL::TABLE_NAME, which worked in 3.x (Mark Stosberg)

    * DOCS: CGI::Session now has a public Subversion repository, thanks to Jason Crome.
      See the bottom of the CGI::Session docs for details.

4.00_08 - Tuesday, March 15, 2005

    * FIX: Changes made in 4.00_07 rolled back

4.00_07 - Sunday, March 13, 2005

    * FIX: overloaded objects are now stored properly

4.00_06 - Thursday, February 24, 2005

    * FIX (?): a test script was failing on Win32
    * FIX: inaccurate error reporting in load()

4.00_05 - Tuesday, February 22, 2005

    * FIX: case insensitivity was not enforced properly in CGI::Session::parse_dsn()

4.00_04 - Wednesday, February 16, 2005

    * FIX: Minor fix in tests suits and error-checking routines of
      serializers and id-generators

4.00_03 - Friday, February 11, 2005

    * NEW: CGI::Session::find() introduced
    * NEW: traverse() introduced into drivers to support CGI::Session::find()
    * DOCS: More complete driver specs documented

4.00_02 - Wednesday, February 09, 2005

    * FIX: race conditions in Driver/ pointed out by Martin Bartosch

4.00_01 - Wednesday, February 09, 2005

    * NEW: load() - constructor method to prevent unnecessary session creations
    * NEW: is_expired() - method to intercept expired sessions
    * NEW: is_empty() - to intercept requests for un existing sessions
    * NEW: more optimized source code
    * NEW: updated and improved driver specs
    * NEW: standard testing framework
    * NEW: 'sqlite' driver


    * cache() method introduced, which is normally used by library drivers to
      cache certain value within the single process
    * Apache::Session-like tie interface supported (EXPERIMENTAL!)
    * trace() and tracemsg() methods added for debugging purposes


    * Abbreviations in DSN parameters are supported via Text::Abbrev.
    * Automatic api3 detection makes "-api3" switch obsolete
    * Experimental "-frozen" switch added, but not yet functional.
    * sync_param() utility function added
    * header() replacement to CGI::header() added, which outputs
      proper HTTP headers with session information
    * Private data records have been documented.
    * Bug in clear() kept failing if passed no arguments to be cleared.


    * Ability to choose between serializers, drivers and id generators
      while creating the session object. Supported via '-api3' switch.
    * New serializers added: Storable, FreezeThaw in addition to Default.
    * New ID generator added: Incr, which generates auto incrementing
      id numbers, in addition to MD5
    * "-ip_match" switch enabled for additional security
    * Expire() method is fully functional
    * Ability to expire certain session parameters
    * Better documented drivers specifications
    * Main documentation is split into two:
        1) CGI::Session and 2) CGI::Session::Tutorial
    * Bug in POD documentation is fixed (thanks to Graham Barr)

$Id: Changes 221 2005-09-06 02:55:32Z markstos $