'GSM' is Greg Sabino Mullane, greg@turnstep.com)


  - New method for handling UTF8: partially deprecate pg_enable_utf8.
    (still in progress)


  - Fix memory leak when binding arrays [GSM] (CPAN bug #65734)
  - Fix memory leak with ParamValues. [Martin J. Evans] (CPAN bug #60863)
  - New cancel() method per DBI spec. [Eric Simon] (CPAN bug #63516)
  - Fix memory leak in handle_old_async (missing PQclear)
    [Rainer Weikusat] (CPAN bug #63408)
  - Fix memory leak in pg_db_cancel (missing PQclear)
    [Rainer Weikusat] (CPAN bug #63441)
  - Mark pg_getcopydata strings as UTF8 as needed (CPAN bug #66006)
  - Function dequote_bytea returning void should not try to return something
    [Dagobert Michelsen] (CPAN bug #63497)
  - Fix the number of tests to skip in t/01connect.t when the $DBI_DSN
    environment variable lacks a database specification. [David E. Wheeler]
  - Fix algorithm for skipping tests in t/06bytea.t when running on a version
    of PostgreSQL lower than 9.0. [David E. Wheeler]

2.17.2 Released November 21, 2010 (subversion r14542)

  - Support dequoting of hex bytea format for 9.0.
    [Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker] (CPAN bug #60200).
  - Don't PQclear on execute() if there is an active async query
    [rweikusat at mssgmbh.com] (CPAN bug #58376)
  - Allow data_sources() to accept any case-variant of 'dbi:Pg' (CPAN bug #61574)
  - Fix failing test in t/04misc.t on Perl 5.12. [Eric Simon]
  - Fix for some 7.4 failing tests [Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker]
  - Return bare instead of undef in test connections (CPAN bug #61574)

2.17.1 Released April 8, 2010 (subversion r13899)

  - Only use lo_import_with_oid if Postgres libraries are 8.4 or better
    [GSM] (CPAN bug #56363)

2.17.0 Released April 6, 2010 (subversion r13890)

  - Do not automatically ROLLBACK on a failed pg_cancel [GSM] (CPAN bug #55188)
  - Added support for new lo_import_with_oid function.
    [GSM] (CPAN bug #53835)
  - Don't limit stored user name to \w in tests [GSM] (CPAN bug #54372)
  - Allow tests to support versions back to Postgres 7.4 [GSM]

2.16.1 Released January 20, 2010 (subversion r13756)

  - Output error messages in UTF-8 as needed. Reported by 
    Michael Hofmann. [GSM] (CPAN bug #53854)

2.16.0 Released December 17, 2009 (subversion r13672)

 - Put in a test for high-bit characters in bytea handling.
   [Bryce Nesbitt] (see also CPAN bug #39390)

 - Better SQLSTATE code on connection failure (CPAN bug #52863)
   [Chris Travers with help from Andrew Gierth]

 - Fixed POD escapes (CPAN bug #51856) [FWIE@cpan.org]

2.15.1 Released August 7, 2009 (subversion r13173)

  - Release to fix the SIGNATURE file. [GSM]

2.15.0 Released August 4, 2009 (subversion r13164)

  - Use PQexecPrepared even when no placeholders (CPAN bug #48155) [GSM]
  - Allow execute_array and bind_param_array to take oddly numbered items, 
    such that DBI will make missing entries undef/null (CPAN bug #39829) [GSM]
  - Put single quotes around array literals when quoting arrays via
    the quote() method. Per report from David Garamond (CPAN bug #48420) [GSM]

2.14.1 Released July 28, 2009 (subversion r13140)

  - Remove invalid bigint assignment [Tim Bunce]

2.14.0 Released July 27, 2009 (subversion r13130)

  - Make quoting of int, floats, and names much safer. (CPAN bug #41565) [GSM]
  - Make quoting of geometric types respect all valid chars (CPAN bug #41565) [GSM]
  - Fix quoting of booleans to respect more Perlish variants (CPAN bug #41565) [GSM]
  - Return ints and bools-cast-to-number from the db as true Perlish numbers.
    (CPAN bug #47619) [GSM]
  - Fix backslash quoting of arrays (CPAN bug #46732) [GSM]
  - Fix error when destringifying array starting with '[x:y]='. Per report from 
    Jeff Trout [GSM]
  - Fix problem with foreign_key_info() and NAME_uc (CPAN bug #46109) [GSM]
  - Make foreign_key_info() respect FetchHashKeyName (CPAN bug #46103) [GSM]
  - Fix Makefile.PL to apply POSTGRES_INCLUDE in a saner way.
    (CPAN bug #45769) [GAURAV@cpan.org]
  - Improve Win32 README notes [Curtis Jewell]
  - Fix spelling error in type_info (CPAN bug #47786) [justin.d.hunter@gmail.com]
  - Add functions to support MS VC++ 7.0 (CPAN bug #47858) [Taro Nishino]

2.13.1 Released April 23, 2009 (subversion r12713)

  - Fix leak in pg_warn (CPAN bug #45163) [rweikusat@mssgmbh.com]

2.13.0 Released April 13, 2009 (subversion r12695)

  - Ensure we always set sqlstate inside of pg_st_prepare_statement
    (CPAN bug #44732) [rweikusat@mssgmbh.com]
  - When libpq has a connection error, return SQLSTATE 08000 ( "CONNECTION EXCEPTION" )
    instead of the more generic 02000 ( "DATA EXCEPTION" ) (CPAN bug #44744)
  - Fix minor Perl::Critic nags (CPAN bug #44704) (Debian #bug 521969) [GSM]
  - Clarify change of $dbh->{Name} behavior (CPAN bug 44985) [GSM]

2.12.0 Released March 28, 2009 (subversion r12627)

  - Change large object interface from lo_* to pg_lo_* and make them accessible 
    via direct $dbh calls (e.g. $dbh->pg_lo_import instead of $dbh->func(..,'pg_lo_import').
    The use of $dbh->func(... 'lo_*') is deprecated. [GSM] (CPAN bug #44467)
  - Throw an exception for large_object functions called when AutoCommit is on, 
    but allow pg_lo_import and pg_lo_export to work. Reported by Kynn Jones.
    [GSM] (CPAN bug #44461)
  - Fix a memory leak when parsing returned arrays. Reported by Bálint Szilakszi.
    [GSM] (CPAN bug #44225)
  - Do proper dequoting of boolean arrays [Armando Santos, GSM] (CPAN bug #43768)
  - Use pg_get_expr in column_info when available [Adam Sjøgren]
  - Fix minor bugs in POD docs. [Frank Wiegand] (CPAN bug #44242)
  - Fix minor bug in POD docs. [Tim Mattison]

2.11.8 Released December 28, 2008 (subversion r12161)

  - Fix minor bug in t/12placeholders.t test (CPAN bug #41723)

2.11.7 Released December 13, 2008 (subversion r12158)

  - Fix placeholder parsing logic (CPAN bug #41582)

2.11.6 Released November 30, 2008 (subversion r12126)

  - Only set UTF8 flag on array items after UTF8 test. (CPAN bug #41253)
    [Armando Santos]

2.11.5 Released November 24, 2008 (subversion r12102)

  - Clear prepared_statement name on failure to prepare: prevents 
    the wrong error when using prepare_cached. [GSM]

2.11.4 Released November 12, 2008

  - Don't set LC_MESSAGES unless superuser in tests. Remove all 
    language-specific string checking for tests. (CPAN bug #40604)

2.11.3 Released November 3, 2008 (subversion r12031)

  - Force LC_MESSAGES to 'C' inside tests (CPAN bug #40604)
  - Minor compiler tweaks.
  - Fix small POD error (CPAN bug #40209)
  - Tweak Perl::Critic policy list (CPAN bug #40130)

2.11.2 Released October 15, 2008 (subversion r11983)

  - Fix core dump when invalid placeholders used. (CPAN bug #40075) [GSM]

2.11.1 Released October 14, 2008 (subversion r11980)

  - $sth->{ParamTypes} returns 'TYPE' when possible.

2.11.0 Released October 13, 2008 (subversion r11976)

  - $sth->{ParamTypes} now returns a hashref per the DBI docs. [GSM]
  - Adjustment of Makefile.PL to fix problem with Strawberry Perl.
    Thanks to Martin Evan (martin.evans@easysoft.com) and Brian 
    (elspicyjack@gmail.com) on the dbi-users list.

2.10.7 Released September 22, 2008 (subversion r11869)

  - Fix test issue when dbname contains dashes.
    [Rainer Tammer]
  - Revert META.yml to 1.0, until such time as tools 
    can handle 1.1 (CPAN bug #39461) [Taro Nishino]

2.10.6 Released September 19, 2008 (subversion r11830)

  - Correctly quote all bytea characters. (CPAN bug #39390) [Rod Taylor]
  - Prevent core dump when checking $dbh->{standard_conforming_strings}
    on older servers. [GSM]
  - Skip unicode tests if server is set to 'LATIN1' [GSM]

2.10.5 Released September 16, 2008 (subversion r11800)

  - Fix SIGNATURE file

2.10.4 Released September 16, 2008 (subversion r11797)

  - Force use of math library when compiling. Per report 
    of AIX problems by Rainer Tammer.

2.10.3 Released August 31, 2008 (subversion r11706)

  - Previous version had wrong SIGNATURE file

2.10.2 Released August 31, 2008 (subversion r11704)

  - Fix minor problem in t/99_yaml.t

2.10.1 Released August 31, 2008 (subversion r11697)

  - Minor testing fix.

2.10.0 Released August 26, 2008 (subversion r11678)

  - Add the 'DBD' trace setting to output only non-DBI trace messages, 
    and allow 'dbd_verbose' as a connection attribute for the same 
    effect. [GSM]
  - Fix a minor problem with testing against 7.4 databases [GSM]
  - Allow multi-statement do() calls with parameters to work if pg_server_prepare
    is set to 0 (CPAN bug #38623) [GSM]

2.9.2 Released August 18, 2008 (subversion r11664)

  - Empty Postgres arrays should return empty Perl arrays, not undef.
    (CPAN bug #38552) [David E. Wheeler]

2.9.1 Released August 17, 2008 (subversion r11660)

  - Return undef when mapping Postgres array to Perl array and 
    the array is empty '{}'. (CPAN bug #38552) [GSM]
  - Minor documentation improvements. [GSM]

2.9.0 Released August 3, 2008 (subversion r11624)

  - Add support for database handle attribute "ReadOnly". This allows 
    use of $dbh->{ReadOnly} = 1 to enforce read only mode at 
    the server level. [GSM]
  - Move PQexec structures to statement handle, to prevent 
    excessive malloc and free within execute function. [GSM]
  - Add more attribute tests, improve testing system. [GSM]
  - Many documentation improvements. [GSM]
  - Win32 build improvements [T.J. Ferraro]

2.8.8 Released December 17, 2009

  - Security release to fix high bit character problem in bytea
    (CPAN bug #51153) (Debian bug #554489)

2.8.7 Released July 24, 2008 (subversion r11582)

  - Modify test scripts to work better on FreeBSD boxes. [GSM]
  - Much documentation improvement and POD tweaking. [GSM]

2.8.6 Released July 21, 2008 (subversion r11558)

  - More testing improvements to increase odds of all tests being
    run, especially when testing as root. [GSM]

2.8.5 Released July 13, 2008 (subversion r11529)

  - Fix an obscure bug in which a coredump occurs if client_min_messages 
    is set to DEBUG3 or greater, and we then exit without disconnecting 
    while AutoCommit is off. The new behavior is to simply not attempt to 
    output the debugging information about the final 'rollback'. [GSM]
  - More documentation improvements. [GSM]

2.8.4 Released July 10, 2008 (subversion r11520)

  - Minor Perl::Critic test adjustments. [GSM]
  - Documentation enhancements. [GSM]
  - Yet more minor testing tweaks. [GSM]

2.8.3 Released July 6, 2008 (subversion r11495)

  - Minor testing functionality tweaks, lots of test cleanups, minor doc enhancements. [GSM]

2.8.2 Released June 29, 2008 (subversion r11466)

  - Minor testing tweaks, doc fixes. [GSM]

2.8.1 Released June 11, 2008 (subversion r11417)

  - Force testing to use a custom socket dir, to avoid 
    permission problems. Thanks to Frank Wiegand for 
    help in uncovering this. [GSM]

2.8.0 Released June 1, 2008 (subversion r11366)

  - Added in payload strings for LISTEN/NOTIFY in 8.4 
    via $dbh->pg_notifies() [GSM]
  - Fixed problem preventing some pg_type bind_arrays
    from working [GSM]
  - Fix tests in t.04misc.t to handle Windows newlines.
    (CPAN bug #36237) [Ian Macdonald]
  - Clean up get_info() information. [GSM]

2.7.2 Released May 14, 2008 (subversion r11269)

  - Handle embedded commas in quotes properly when destringifying 
    arrays. (CPAN bug #35862) [GSM]
  - Fix typo in docs with trace_parser_flags() (Martin J. Evans)
  - More testing tweaks [GSM]

2.7.1 Released May 11, 2008 (subversion r11250)

  - Yet more minor testing tweaks. [GSM]

2.7.0 Released May 10, 2008 (subversion r11239)

  - Have $dbh->quote() return E'' when server is >= 8.1 and string contains 
    backslashes. Fixes any problems with standard_conforming_strings.
    (CPAN bug #27538) [GSM]

2.6.6 Released May 7, 2008 (subversion r11214)

  - Fix minor problem in t/99_spellcheck.t [GSM]

2.6.5 Released May 7, 2008 (subversion r11209)

  - Add spell checker to tests. [GSM]
  - More tweaks to the testing suite. [GSM]

2.6.4 Released May 2, 2008 (subversion r11186)

  - More tweaks to the test suite. [GSM]

2.6.3 Released May 1, 2008 (subversion r11169)

  - Minor tweaks to the test suite. [GSM]

2.6.2 Released April 30, 2008 (subversion r11161)

  - Fix coredump when pg_getcopydata copies 0 rows into a 
    freshly created var. (CPAN bug #35556) [David Harris]
  - Allow 'make test' create a test database from scratch if
    it cannot find an existing one to use. [GSM]

2.6.1 Released April 22, 2008 (subversion r11133)

  - Don't free placeholder section, fixes problem when using 
    more than one named placeholder with the same name.
    (CPAN bug #35303) [GSM]

2.6.0 Released April 16, 2008 (subversion r11095)

  - Make pg_notifies a true function, so that you can now
    use $dbh->pg_notifies instead of $dbh->func('pg_notifies') [GSM]
  - Various performance improvements [GSM]
  - Fix minor build and compilation issues with Strawberry Perl [GSM]
  - Add Bundle::DBD::Pg [GSM]

2.5.1 Released April 7, 2008 (subversion r11056)

  - Correctly handle negative PID numbers on Win32 systems when
    generating prepared statement names (CPAN bug # 34738) [GSM]

2.5.0 Released March 23, 2008 (subversion r10990)

  - Add pg_enum_values to $dbh->column_info()
    [Dave Rolsky] (CPAN ticket #34351)
  - Minor test fixes. [GSM]

2.4.0 Released March 21, 2008 (subversion r10974)

  - Remove problematic and unneeded Test::Warn test from 00basic.t.
  - Add $sth->{pg_current_row} [GSM]

2.3.0 Released March 19, 2008 (subversion r10951)

  - Add $sth->{pg_bound} and $sth->{pg_numbound} [GSM]
  - Fix broken call to $sth->{pg_segments} [GSM]

2.2.2 Released March 3, 2008 (subversion r10873)

  - Remove non-working tracing from types.c and quote.c [GSM]
  - Add parse_trace_flag as statement handle method. [GSM]

2.2.1 Released March 1, 2008 (subversion r10865)

  - Fix memory leaks in dbdimp.c (CPAN bug #33743) [Alexey Tourbin]
  - Fix strlen problems in dbdimp.c (CPAN bug #33737) [Alexey Tourbin]
  - Fix char count in Renew() (CPAN bug #33738) [Alexey Tourbin]
  - Change local trace_flags to lowercase. [GSM]

2.2.0 Released February 27, 2008 (subversion r10849)

  - Introduce enhanced trace flags. See the documentation 
     on parse_trace_flags() for details. [GSM]
  - Remove version.pm dependency from Makefile.PL (CPAN bug #33429)

2.1.3 Released February 20, 2008 (subversion r10813)

  - Do not assume POSTGRES_LIB is a plain dirname, as it may have " -lssl".

2.1.2 Released February 19, 2008 (subversion r10806)

  - Do not build if environment variables POSTGRES_HOME, POSTGRES_LIB, 
    or POSTGRES_INCLUDE are set but not valid.
  - Fix dependency requirements, especially version.pm [GSM]

2.1.1 Released February 19, 2008 (subversion r10798)

  - Better URLs to cpan.org resources. [GSM]

2.1.0 Released February 18, 2008 (subversion r10793)

  - Use version.pm (CPAN bug #33206) [GSM]
  - Add PERL_NO_GET_CONTEXT #define to improve performance on threaded Perls [GSM]
  - Raise the minimum DBI version to 1.52. [GSM]
  - Allow arrayrefs into bind_col (CPAN bug #33193) [GSM]
  - Remove '//' style comments to make strict ANSI compilers happy.
    [Trevor Inman] (CPAN bug #33089)
  - Force client encoding of UTF8 for some tests. [GSM]
  - Make 03dbmethod.t pass minor test for version 8.1.9 (CPAN bug #33282) [GSM]
  - Add a local copy of dbivport.h [GSM]

2.0.0 Released February 10, 2008 (subversion r10715)

Major changes:

  - Make minimum supported server 7.4. [GSM]
  - Overhaul COPY functions: deprecate pg_getline, pg_putline, 
    and pg_endcopy. The new functions are pg_getcopydata, 
    pg_getcopydata_async, pg_putcopydata, and pg_putcopyend. [GSM]
  - Add support for arrays: can pass in arrayrefs to execute, and 
    they are automatically returned as arrays when fetching. [GSM]
  - Add support for asynchronous queries. [GSM]
  - Allow raw transaction statements through - in other words, 
    do not croak if $dbh->prepare("COMMIT") is attempted. Not 
    only was this a little too controlling, there is a growing 
    host of other commands such as "COMMIT PREPARED" that we
    need to allow. [GSM].
  - Check transaction status after each command, to allow 
    things such as 'PREPARE TRANSACTION' to work properly.
    (CPAN bug #32423) [GSM]
  - Overhauled the data type system. [GSM]
  - Switch from cvs to subversion. Switch from gborg to perl.org. [GSM]
  - Change versioning system to three numbered system. [GSM]

Bug fixes:

  - Add $dbh->{pg_placeholder_dollaronly} to allow '?' and other symbols 
    to be used in prepared statements without getting interpreted as 
    placeholders, i.e. the geometric operator '?#' (CPAN bug #24124) [GSM]
  - Fix memory leak in bytea quoting. (CPAN bug #21392). Fix memory leak 
    in pg_notifies. [Stephen Marshall smarshall@wsi.com]
  - Fix memory leak when using savepoints. (CPAN bug #29791) [airwave@cpan.org]
  - Use adbin, not adsrc, when figuring out the sequence name for the 
    last_insert_id() method. This allows the function to work properly 
    if the sequence name is changed. Note that {pg_cache=>0} should be 
    passed to the function if you expect this might happen.
    (CPAN bug #30924) [GSM]
  - Use unsigned chars when parsing passed-in queries, preventing UTF-8 
    strings from ruining the prepare. UTF-16 may still cause problems.
    (CPAN bug #31577) [GSM]
  - Fix crash when executing query with two placeholders side by side.
    Thanks to Daniel Browning for spotting this. [GSM]
  - Skip item if no matching key in foreign_key_info.
    (CPAN bug #32308) [GSM]
  - Fix bug in last_insert_id. (CPAN bug #15918) [orentocy@gmail.com]
  - Fix pg_description join in table_info(). [Max Cohan max@endpoint.com]
  - Make sure arrays handle UTF-8 smoothly (CPAN bug #32479) [GSM]
  - Force column names to respect utf8-ness. Per report from Ch Lamprect. [GSM]
  - Make sure array items are marked as UTF as needed.
    (CPAN bug #29656) [GSM]    
  - Force SQL_REAL and SQL_NUMERIC to be float8 not float4.
    (CPAN bug #30010) [GSM]
  - Allow objects with stringification overloading to work with quote().
    (CPAN bug #32868) [David E. Wheeler and GSM]
  - Use prepare_cached in last_insert_id function. (CPAN bug #24313)
  - Switch from pow to powf to support AIX compiler issue.
    (CPAN bug #24579) [GSM]

Enhancements and API changes:

  - Complain loudly and fail to proceed if Makefile.PL finds no -lpq [GSM]
  - Add three new columns to column_info, to return unquoted 
    version: pg_schema, pg_table, and pg_columns. Add all 
    three to primary_key_info, and the first two to table_info
    (CPAN bug #20282) [GSM]
  - Change $dbh->{User} to $dbh->{Username} [GSM]
  - Change $dbh->{Name} to return the entire DSN string, minus the 
    'dbi:Pg:' part. Thanks to Mark Stosberg for the idea. [GSM]
  - Allow data_sources to accept optional arguments. [GSM]
  - Add private_attribute_info() method. [GSM]
  - Add SQL_INTERVAL and others to types.c [GSM]
  - Added statistics_info function [Brandon Black blblack@gmail.com]
  - Be much more flexible in test connection options. [GSM]
  - Overhaul test suite, allow tests to be run individually. [GSM]

New and experimental:

  - Quick support for named trace level 'SQL' [GSM]
  - Very experimental support for bind_param_inout, use with caution. [GSM]

Documentation fixes:

  - Fix bad PG_INTEGER example in docs, thanks to Xavi Drudis Ferran.
    (CPAN bug #31545) [GSM]
  - Fix META.yml file. (CPAN bug #25759) [GSM]

1.49 May 7, 2006 (subversion r7814)
  - Thanks to Backcountry.com for sponsoring work on this release. [GSM]
  - Add the statement handle attribute ParamTypes, and fix an error 
    in ParamValues. ParamTypes requires DBI 1.49 or better. [GSM]
  - Strip the final newline from error messages, so that die can add 
    in the line number. (CPAN bug #18900) [GSM]
  - Make workaround for PQresultErrorField not returning proper 
    result when an error is set and we are connecting via TCP/IP.
    This allows correct $dbh->state() values. [GSM]
  - Fix incorrect quoting preventing compiling. (CPAN bug #18640)
  - Add support for quoting and binding of geometric types: POINT, 
    LINE, LSEG, BOX, PATH, POLYGON, and CIRCLE. Also added the 
    TID type. [GSM]

1.48 April 5, 2006 (subversion r7781)
  - Bump minimum DBI version to 1.45 (CPAN bug #18260) (plus problems 
    in versions 1.42 and 1.44) [GSM]
  - Fix typo in Pg.pm code (CPAN bug #18537) [marc@sssonline.com]
  - Ensure begin_work is properly set before err. (CPAN bug #18387) [GSM]
  - Force PQexecParams to only run with DML. (CPAN bug #18258) [GSM]
  - Fix bytea encoding problem (CPAN bug #18264) [GSM]
  - Add documentation about connection service files (pg_service.conf). 
    [David Fetter]

1.47 March 20, 2006 (subversion r7748)
  - Fix problem with selecting arrays. (CPAN bugs #18128 and 
    #18177) [GSM]
  - Fix problem with dollar-sign placeholders. [GSM]

1.46 March 16, 2006 (subversion r7739)
  - Fix problem with dollar-sign placeholders. (husseinp@gmail.com)
    (CPAN bug #18209) [GSM]

1.45 February 27, 2006 (subversion r7733)
  - Fix bug preventing bytea values over 20 characters from showing.
    Spotted by Igor Shevchenko. [GSM]

1.44 February 21, 2006 (subversion r7727)
  - Make sure pg_warn does not warn if the database attribute
    PrintWarn is off. (Tyler MacDonald tyler@yi.org) [GSM]
  - Add SIGNATURE file for Module::Signature verification. [GSM]
  - Fix error in documentation for pg_errorlevel. 
    (CPAN bug #17434)
  - Add experimental support for using DEFAULT values inside 
    of execute with $DBDPG_DEFAULT. [GSM]
  - Return the proper SQLSTATE codes on connection failures.
    (CPAN bug #17115) [GSM]
  - Fix parser to handle leading parens. (CPAN bug #15481) [GSM]
  - Make statement handles destruction abort early if 
    InactiveDestroy is set (CPAN bug #14978) [GSM]
  - Make quote work properly for time/date types
    (CPAN bug #15082) [GSM]
  - Ensure all lo_ functions begin a transaction as needed 
    if they are the first action in a script
    (CPAN bug # 13810) [GSM]
  - Fix memory leak in dbdimp.c (k@sawada.cc) [Kenchi Sawada]
  - Fix memory leak in dbdimp.c (dmitri@karasik.eu.org)
    (CPAN bug #16054)
  - Move package declaration lines to fix RPM parser problems
    (CPAN bug #14509) [GSM]
  - Add support for dollar quoting (CPAN bug #13608) [GSM]
  - Added $dbh->{pg_default_port} method [GSM]
  - Overhaul get_info data, add many more values [GSM]
  - Overhaul type_info data (CPAN bug #13806) [GSM]
  - Rewrite some of the quoting functions, reduce dependence 
    on libpq versions [GSM]
  - Rewrite and optimize the do() method. Should be much faster 
    when called without placeholders. Thanks to Tom Lane 
    for suggesting this. [GSM]
  - Double check PQserverVersion return and use alternate 
    method if it returns 0 (CPAN bug #14302)
  - Add support for specifying type in $dbh->quote(), 
    such as $dbh->quote($var, {pg_type => DBD::Pg::PG_BYTEA})
    Also support type => SQL_xx [GSM] (CPAN bug #13942)
  - Fix pg_notifies() bug (CPAN bug #14232) [door@lcpi.ru] 
  - Add pg_ping() method [GSM]
  - Make sure ping returns true, even if in failed transaction state
    [thanks to Bill Moseley] [GSM]
  - Fix COPY-related core dump [GSM]
  - Fix strncpy bug in quote.c [Jun Kuriyama] (CPAN bug #14897)
  - Fix error in is_high_bit_set() [Alexey Tourbin] (CPAN bug #13406)

1.43 June 23, 2005 (subversion r7586)
  - Added README.dev file. [GSM]
  - Fix statement-name related core dump. [GSM]
  - Ensure state() returns an empty string, not 00000 on success.
    (CPAN bug #13237) [michael.bell@web.de of OpenCA] [GSM]
  - Fix rare core dump when $sth still in scope after disconnect [GSM]
  - Enhancements to README.win32 [fenlisesi@gmail.com]
  - Fix incorrect sprintf calls (CPAN bug #12204) [Jakub Jelinek]
  - Fix get_info(18) ("ODBCVERSION") (CPAN bug #12968)
    [thanks to szinger@lanl.gov] [GSM]

1.42 May 21, 2005 (subversion r7545)
  - Fix minor issues with copying and bytea quoting on older 
    servers. Fix some other memory leaks. [GSM]
  - Fix backslash parsing in statements (CPAN bug #12870)
    [felix.klee@inka.de] [GSM]
  - Make rollback/commit reset copy state (CPAN bug #12866)
    [imb@rentrak.com] [GSM]
  - Make sure lo_creat issues a begin if necessary [GSM]
  - Fix incorrect behavior when AutoCommit switched on. (CPAN bug #12748)
    [thanks to Vivek Khera] [GSM]
  - Have last_insert_id use set_err, not die. (CPAN bug #12503)
    [thanks to Alexandra Walford] [GSM]
  - Fixed tests to correctly handle older DBI versions reporting 
    failures on last_insert_id() (CPAN bug #12204)
    [jpo@di.uminho.pt] [GSM]
  - Re-enable REMARKS field on column_info (CPAN bug #12399)
    [thanks to morni@cpan.org] [GSM]
  - Many minor compiler optimizations and cleanups [GSM]
  - Fix two separate memory leaks in dbdimp.c 
    [hertzog@debian.org and richardg@eSentire.com]
  - Change VARCHAROID to UNKNOWNOID, suggested by users on mailing 
    list [GSM]

1.41 April 6, 2005 (subversion r7485)
  - Make sure tests remove all temporary tables.
    [Frank Bax] [GSM]
  - Preserve sqlstate if rolling back on deallocate, fix 
    potential segfault. [Stephen Clouse]
  - Fix CPAN bug #12004: commit and rollback now return true
    [GSM] (thanks to ivan-dbdpg@420.am)
  - Overhaul and update COPY support; use new protocol.
    New dbh methods: pg_putline, pg_getline, pg_endcopy.
  - Rewrote version detection code. Compiled version and target 
    version are now available via $dbh->{pg_lib_version} and 
    $dbh->{pg_server_version} [GSM]
  - Set our default type_id to 0, not 1043 (VARCHAR) when possible.
    Suggested by Abhijit Menon-Sen via David Wheeler. [GSM]
  - Add $dbh methods pg_savepoint(), pg_rollback_to(), and pg_release()
    [Stephen Clouse] [GSM]

1.40 Tue Feb 22 06:06:45 UTC 2005 (subversion r7424)
  - Raise required DBI version to 1.38
  - Execute returns 0 (0E0) not -1 for successful DDL commands.
    [Robert Treat] [GSM]
  - Change all string lengths to use STRLEN [rink@stack.nl]
  - Added $dbh->pg_server_trace($fh) [GSM]
  - Added $dbh->{pg_errorlevel}. [GSM]
  - Fix utf8 quote() support [Dominic Mitchell <dom@semantico.com>]
  - Added explicit support for types SQL_BOOLEAN, DATE, TIME, 
    TIMESTAMP, and TIMESTAMPTZ. Return correct values for 
  - Added tablespace support for table_info and primary_key_info. [GSM]
  - Added new attributes to $dbh: pg_db, pg_user, pg_pass,
    pg_host, pg_port, pg_options, pg_socket, pg_pid [GSM]
  - Minor fixes in quote.c, dbdimp.c, and types.h
    [Christophe Martin: schplurtz at free.fr]
  - Added support for SQLSTATE via $dbh->state and $sth->state [GSM]
  - Major overhaul of prepare/execute to handle new server-side 
    prepare system. See Pg.pm for details. [GSM]
  - Make the tests honor the DBD_SCHEMA variable instead of 
    assuming that the "public" schema is available.
    [Rainer Weikusat]
  - dbdimp.c cleanups: better error messages, ensure commit
    is only called once after a transaction fails.
    [Alexey Slynko]
  - primary_key() returns empty list not undef if no match. [Julian Mehnle]
  - Added the pg_protocol database handle attribute [GSM]
  - Changed "noprefix" to pg_noprefix

1.32 Wed Feb 25 18:24:18 UTC 2004 (subversion r7234)
  - Bug fix for memory allocation problems on win systems
    [Rafael Kitover <caelum@debian.org>]
  - Rewrote the foreign_key_info() method to handle 
    multi-column keys. [GSM]
  - Rewrote the primary_key_info() and primary_key() methods to 
    cleanly handle multi-column primary keys. Also added a "pg_onerow" 
    attribute to allow primary_key_info() to return a single 
    row containing multiple-column information. [GSM]
  - Switched commit behavior from commit->execute->begin 
    to begin->execute->commit
    [xelah-junk@xelah.com] [GSM]
  - Made the _pg_use_catalog subroutine use {private_dbgpg}.
    (CPAN bug #4841) [GSM]
  - Changed strdup to safemalloc/strcpy in dbdimp.c
    (CPAN bug #4578) [anonymous CPAN user]
  - Made the data_sources method escape the database names as needed.
    Added support for databases with spaces in their names. [GSM]
  - Added the "noprefix" attribute to prevent the tables() method 
    from prepending the schema name. [GSM]
  - Rewrote the testing suite. Many more tests are performed.
    Servers with a low client_min_messages are handled correctly. [GSM]
  - Fixed bug causing '$\d' to be picked up as a placeholder. 
    (CPAN bug #4799) [GSM]
  - pg_notifies now catches and reports when PQconsumeInput fails.
    (CPAN bug #4027) [nmueller@cs.wisc.edu]
  - Enabled the "pg_bool_tf" database handle [GSM]
  - Added required fields to the type_info() method:
  - Fixed bug where the table_attributes() method was incorrectly 
    removing the NULLABLE column. [GSM]
  - Fixed bug where case was not being preserved by the 
    foreign_key_info() method [GSM]
  - a fetch on any column that had a type that did not have an entry
    in the type_info array would segfault DBD::Pg. 
    (CPAN bugs #4818,4432) [Rudy Lippan]
  - Duplicate rows bug with column_info() REMARKS has been fixed. However,
    support for Postgres 7.1.x which worked briefly for 1.31 has now been
    dropped for this feature. [Mark Stosberg]
  - Bumped required Perl version to 5.6.1 in Makefile.PL. We were already
    already requiring 5.6.1 for Pg.pm since 1.31.
  - Removed extra "return" statement in quote.c to make Solaris happy
    (CPAN bug #4419) [Rudy Lippan]
  - Changed get_info(29) to return (") instead of (\")
    (CPAN bug #4829) [GSM]

1.31 Mon Nov 17 21:21:21 UTC 2003 (subversion r7157)
  - $dbh->{TYPE} now returns SQL_TYPE_TIMESTAMP instead of 1114 for 
    timestamp columns. (In 1.31_x {x| x<8} $sth->{TYPE} returned 0
    but reported by ["Hirche, Joachim" <Joachim.Hirche@cimconcepts.com>]).
  - Raised required versions to Perl 5.6.1 and DBI 1.35
  - Fix syntax error related to pg_server_version (CPAN bugs #2492,2755,3121)
  - Cache multiple calls to pg_server_version.
  - Notice messages generated by the database now use the perl 
    warning mechanism instead of going to stderr.
    [Dominic Mitchell <dom@semantico.com>]
  - $dbh->prepare() rewrites the SQL statement into an internal form,
    striping out comments and whitespace, and if PostgreSQL > 7.3 takes the 
    stripped statement and passes that to Postgres' PREPARE statement, 
    then rewrites the statement as 'EXECUTE "DBD::PG::cached_query n"
    ($1, $2, ... $n, $n+1)' for DBD::Pg's execute.
    -- Currently disabled until PREPARE works a little better
  - Allows the use of :n and :foo bind params. So: 
    (SELECT * FROM foo WHERE 1 = :this and 2 = :that) will now work.
  - Complains on execute when unbound bind params are submitted
    (instead of defaulting to NULL)
  - Switched over to use driver.xst.
  - pg_error() removes \n's rather than truncating the message on the first \n.
  - Fixed statement scan problem where the preparse of
    "SELECT foo[3:33] from bar" was scanning :33 as a placeholder
  - Moved the quoting of bind values out of execute() and into
    bind -- as there is no need to requote the value every time execute 
    is called.
  - :veryverylongplaceholdername == Long walk, short pier -- fixed.
  - quote() is now in C and uses same code as bind_param.
  - Quoting and dequoting now use libpq quoting functions where available
    (I still need to take the libpq functions swiped out of quote.c and move 
    it into libpqswip.c with license info &c., and switch ifndefs to ifdefs)
  - bind_param() will convert from 1,0 to TRUE/FALSE when pg_type
  - Fixed many heap buffer overruns.
  - Added support for the get_info() method [GSM]
  - Added tests for POD validation [Mark Stosberg]
  - Several improvements to column_info, including:
    - Fixed column_info so NULLABLE field shows correctly. [kevin@sysexperts.com]
    - REMARKS field works now [Mark Stosberbg]
    - COLUMN_DEF fixed
    - COLUMN_SIZE fixed
    - pg_constraint column added to display column constraints
    - additional documentation and tests added
  - make test is now more intelligent and will bail out early if
    db connection fails. [GSM]

1.22 Wed Mar 26 22:33:44 EST 2003 (subversion r6993)
  - Win32 compile fix for snprintf [Joe Spears]
  - Fix memory allocation problem in bytea escaping [Barrie Slaymaker]
  - Add utf8 support [Dominic Mitchell <dom@semantico.com>]
  - Transform Perl arrays into PostgreSQL arrays [Alexey Slynko]
  - Fix for foreign_key_info() [Keith Keller]
  - Fix PG_TEXT parameter binding
  - Doc cleanups [GSM]
  - Fix warning from func($table, 'table_attributes') [GSM]
  - Added support for schemas [GSM]
  - Fix binary to a bytea field conversion [Chris Dunlop <chris@onthe.net.au>]

1.21 Sun Jan 12 21:00:44 EST 2003 (subversion r6960)
  - System tables no longer returned by tables(). [Dave Rolsky]
  - Fix table_attributes to handle removal of pg_relcheck in 7.3,
    from Ian Barwick <barwick@gmx.net>
  - Properly reset transaction status after failed transaction when
    autocommit is off. Properly report transaction failure message.
    Kai <kai@xs4all.nl>
  - New pg_bool_tf database handle that when set to true booleans are
    returned as 't'/'f' rather than 1/0.

1.20 Wed Nov 27 16:19:26 2002 (subversion r6949)
  - Maintenance transferred to GBorg,
    http://gborg.postgresql.org/project/dbdpg/projdisplay.php. Incremented
    version number to reflect new management. [Bruce Momjian]
  - README cleaned up. [Bruce Momjian]
  - Added t/15funct.t, a series of tests that determine if the meta data
    is working. [Thomas Lowery]
  - Added implementations of column_info() and table_info(), and
    primary_key_info(). [Thomas Lowery]
  - The POD formatting was cleaned up. [David Wheeler]
  - The preparser was updated to better handle escaped characters.
    [Rudy Lippan]
  - Removed redundant use of strlen() in pg_error() (Jason E. Stewart).
  - Test suite cleaned up, converted to use Test::More, and updated to use
    standard DBI environment variables for connecting to a test database.
    [Jason E. Stewart]
  - Added eg/lotest.pl as a demonstration of using large objects in buffers
    rather than files. Contributed by Garth Webb.
  - Added LISTEN/NOTIFY functionality. Contributed by Alex Pilosov.
  - Added constants for common PostgreSQL data types, plus simple tests to
    make sure that they work. These are exportable via 
    "use DBD::Pg qw(:pg_types);". [David Wheeler]
  - Deprecated the undocumented (and invalid) use of SQL_BINARY in
    bind_param() and documented the correct approach: "bind_param($num,
    $val { pg_type => PG_BYTEA });". Use of SQL_BINARY in bind_param() will
    now issue a warning if $h->{Warn} is true. [David Wheeler]
  - Removed invalid (and broken) support for SQL_BINARY in quote().
    [David Wheeler]
  - Added App::Info::RDBMS::PostgreSQL to the distribution (but it won't
    be installed) to help Makefile.PL find the PostgreSQL include and
    library files. [David Wheeler]
  - Fixed compile-time warnings. [David Wheeler and Jason E. Stewart]

2002-04-27 Jeffrey W. Baker <jwbaker@acm.org>
  - dbdimp.c: Add default at end of switch statement for pg_type attrib.
  - t/13pgtype.t: test for above.
2002-04-09 Jeffrey W. Baker <jwbaker@acm.org>
  - Pg.pm, dbdimp.c: Applied patch from
    Thomas A. Lowery <tlowery@stlowery.net> concerning metadata in
    table_info and so forth.

2002-03-06 Jeffrey W. Baker <jwbaker@acm.org>
  - Pg.pm (quote): Applied patch from David Wheeler <david@wheeler.net>
    to simplify and speed up quoting.
  - t/11quoting.t: Tests for above patch.
  - t/12placeholders.t: Tests for placeholder parsing in quoted strings.

2002-03-06 Jeffrey W. Baker
  - Version 1.10 uploaded to CPAN.
1.01 Jun 27, 2001
  - fixed core dump when trying to use a BYTEA value with
    a byte outside 0..127. Thanks to Alex Pilosov <alex@pilosoft.com>

1.00 May 27, 2001
  - Fetching all records now resets Active flag as it should.

0.99 May 24, 2001
  - fix the segmentation fault in pg_error.

0.98 Apr 25, 2001
  - bug fix for core-dump after any failed function call.
  - applied patch from Alex Pilosov <alex@pilosoft.com> 
    which adds support for the datatype bytea

0.97 Apr 20, 2001
  - fix bug in connect method, which erroneously set the userid
    and the password to the environment variables DBI_USER and
  - applied patch from Jan-Pieter Cornet <john@pc.xs4all.nl>,
    which removed the special handling of a backslash when
    used for octal presentation. Now a backslash always will
    be escaped.

0.96 Apr 09, 2001
  - remove memory-leak in ping function, bug-fix
    from Doug Perham <dperham@wgate.com>
  - correct the recognition of primary keys in 
    table_attributes(). Patch from Brian Powell <brian@nicklebys.com>.
  - applied patch from David D. Kilzer <ddkilzer@lubricants-oil.com>
    which fixes a segmentation fault in DBD::pg::blob_read() when 
    reading LOBs that required perl to reallocate space for the 
    variable holding the scalar value
  - updated test.pl to create a test blob larger than 256 bytes 
    (now 128 Kbytes)
  - apply patch from Tom Lane, which fixes a segmentation fault when
    inserting large amounts of text.
  - apply patch from Peter Haworth <pmh@edison.ioppublishing.com>,
    which removes the newlines from the error messages and which 
    quotes date placeholders.

0.95 Jul 10, 2000
  - add Win32 port from Bob Kline <bkline@rksystems.com>.

0.94 Jul 07, 2000
  - applied patch from Rudy Lippan <almighty@randomc.com>
    which fixes a memory-leak with failed connections.
  - applied patch from Hein Roehrig <hein@acm.org>
    which fixes a bug with escaping a backslash except for 
    octal presentation
  - applied patch from Francis J. Lacoste <francis.lacoste@iNsu.COM
    which fixes a segmentation fault when all bound parameters are NULL
  - adapt test.pl to avoid warnings with postgresql-7.0
  - added support for 'COPY FROM STDIN' and 'COPY TO STDOUT'
  - added patch from Mark Stosberg <mark@summersault.com>
    to enhance the table_attributes subroutine

0.93 Sep 29, 1999
  - it is required now to set the environment variables POSTGRES_INCLUDE
    and POSTGRES_LIB for compiling the module.
  - add Win32 port from Bob Kline <bkline@rksystems.com>.
  - support for all large-object functions via the func interface.
  - fixed bug with placeholders and casts spotted bymschout@gkg.net
  - replaced the method attributes by the method table_attributes,
    from Scott Williams <scott@james.com>.
  - fix type definitions for type_info_all().
    bug spotted by "carlos" <emarcet@intramed.net.ar>.
  - now the Pg-specific quote() method also evaluates the data-type parameter.

0.92 Jun 16, 1999
  - proposal from Philip Warner <pjw@rhyme.com.au>:
    increase BUFSIZE from 1024 to 32768 in order to improve I/O performance.
  - bug-fix in Makefile.PL for $POSTGRES_HOME not defined
    spotted by mdalphin@amgen.com [Mark Dalphin]
  - bug-fix for data-type datetime in type_info_all
    spotted by Alan Grover <awgrover@iconnect-inc.com>
  - bug-fix for escaped 's spotted by Hankin <hankin@consultco.com>
  - removed 'large objects' related tests from test.pl

0.91 Feb 14, 1999
  - removed restriction for commercial use in copyright
  - corrected DATA_TYPE in type_info_all()

0.90 Jan 15, 1998
  - discard parameter authtype from connect string
  - remove work-around for bug in the large object interface of postgresql

0.89 Nov 05, 1998
  - bug-fix from Jan Iven <j.iven@rz.uni-sb.de>:
    fix problem with quoting Null in bind variables.

0.88 Oct 10, 1998
  - fixed blob_read
  - suppressed warning when testing DBI::errstr

0.87 Sep 05, 1998
  - Pg.xs adapted to Driver.xst from DBI-1.0
  - major rewrite of module documentation 
  - major rewrite of the test script
  - use built-in DBI method for $dbh->do 
  - add macro dHTR in order to avoid compile errors 
    with threaded perl5.005
  - renamed attribute AutoEscape to pg_auto_escape
  - renamed attribute SIZE to pg_size
  - new attribute pg_type
  - added support for DBI->data_sources($driver)
  - added support for $dbh->table_info
  - blob_read documented and added to test.pl 
  - added support for attr parameter in bind_param()

0.86 Aug 21, 1998
  - added /usr/lib/ to search path for libpq.
  - added ChopBlanks, patch from Victor Krasinsky <victor@rdovira.lviv.ua>
  - changed test.pl to test multiple database handles

0.85 July 19, 1998
  - non-printable characters in parameters will not be converted 
    to '.'. They are passed unchanged to the database.

0.84 July 18, 1998
  - bug-fix from Max Cohan <mcohan@adnc.net>:
    check for \xxx presentation before escaping backslash in parameters.
  - introduce new database handle attribute AutoEscape, which 
    controls escaping of quotes and backslashes in parameters. 
    When set to on, all quotes except at the beginning and 
    at the end of a line will be escaped and all backslashes 
    except when used to indicate an octal presentation (\xxx) 
    will be escaped. Default of AutoEscape is on. 

0.83 July 10, 1998
  - bug-fix from Max Cohan <mcohan@adnc.net>:
    using traces together with undef in place-holders dumped core.

0.82 June 20, 1998
  - bug-fix from Matthew Lenz <matthew@nocturnal.org>:
    corrected include path in Makefile.PL .
  - added 'use strict;' to test.pl

0.81 June 13, 1998
  - bug-fix from Rolf Grossmann <grossman@securitas.net>:
    undefined parameters in an execute statement will be 
    translated from 'undef' to 'NULL'. Also every parameter 
    for bind_param() will be quoted by default (escape quote 
    and backslash). Appropriate tests have been added to test.pl. 
  - change ping method to use libpq-interface.

0.80 June 07, 1998
  - adapted to postgresql-6.4:
    the backend protocol has changed, which needs an adapted
    ping method. A ping-test has been added to the test-script.
    Also some type identifiers have changed. 

0.73 June 03, 1998
  - changed include directives in Makefile.PL from 
    archlib to installarchlib and from sitearch to
    installsitearch (Tony.Curtis@vcpc.univie.ac.at).
  - applied patch from Junio Hamano <junio@twinsun.com>
    quote method also doubles backslash.

0.72 April 20, 1998
  - applied patch from Michael J Schout <mschout@gkg.net>
    which fixed the bug with queries containing the cast operator.
  - applied patch from Irving Reid <irving@tor.securecomputing.com>
    which fixed a memory leak.

0.71 April 04, 1998
  - applied patch from Irving Reid
    <irving@tor.securecomputing.com> which fixed the
    the problem with the InactiveDestroy message.

0.70 March 28, 1998
  - linking again with the shared version of libpq 
    due to problems on several operating systems.

0.69 March 6, 1998
  - expanded the search path for include files
  - module is now linked with static libpq.a

0.68 March 3, 1998
  - return to UNIX domain sockets in test-scripts

0.67 February 21, 1998
  - remove part of Driver.xst due to compile error on some systems.

0.66 February 19, 1998
  - remove defines in Pg.h so that
    it compiles also with postgresql-6.2.1
  - changed ping method: set RaiseError=0

0.65 February 14, 1998
  - adapted to changes in DBI-0.91, so that the
    default setting for AutoCommit and PrintError is 
    again conformant to the DBI specs.

0.64 February 01, 1998
  - changed syntax of data_source (ODBC-conformant): 
  - implemented place-holders 
  - implemented ping-method
  - added support for $dbh->{RaiseError} and $dbh->{PrintError},
    note: DBI-default for PrintError is on !
  - allow commit and rollback only if AutoCommit = off
  - added documentation for $dbh->tables;
  - new method to get meta-information about a given table:
  - host-parameter in test.pl is set explicitly to localhost

0.63 October 05, 1997
  - adapted to PostgreSQL-6.2:
    o $sth->rows as well as $sth->execute and $sth->do return the 
      number of affected rows even for non-Select statements.
    o support for password authorization added, 
      please check the man-page for pg_passwd. 
  - the data_source parameter of the connect 
    method accepts two additional parameters 
    which are treated as host and port:
    DBI->connect("dbi:Pg:dbname:host:port", "uid", "pwd")
    - support for AutoCommit, please read the 
    module documentation for impacts on your 
    scripts !
  - more perl-ish handling of data type bool, 
    please read the module documentation for 
    impacts on your scripts !

0.62 August 26, 1997
  - added blobs/README

0.61 August 23, 1997
  - adapted to DBI-0.89/Driver.xst
  - added support for blob_read

0.52 August 15, 1997
  - added support for literal $sth->{'TYPE'}, pg_type.pl / pg_type.pm.

0.51 August 12, 1997
  - changed attributes to be DBI conformant:
    o OID_STATUS to pg_oid_status
    o CMD_STATUS to pg_cmd_status

0.5 August 05, 1997
  - support for user authentication
  - support for bind_columns
  - added $dbh->tables

0.4 Jun 24, 1997
  - adapted to DBI-0.84:
    o new syntax for DBI->connect !
    o execute returns 0E0 -> n for SELECT statement
      -1 for non SELECT statement
      -2 on error
  - new attribute $sth->{'OID_STATUS'}
  - new attribute $sth->{'CMD_STATUS'}

0.3 Apr 24, 1997
  - bug fix release, ( still alpha ! )

0.2 Mar 13, 1997
  - complete rewrite, ( still alpha ! )

0.1 Feb 15, 1997
  - creation, ( totally pre-alpha ! )