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+0.4 RELEASE NOTES Aug 30, 2008
+
+I expect to move Pyke to beta status soon.
+
+Please report bugs to http://sourceforge.net/projects/pyke at either:
+
+    forum => help
+ or tracker => bugs
+
+
+INCOMPATIBILITIES WITH 0.3 RELEASE:
+
+    - Two parameters to knowledge_engine.engine have changed name (but not
+      meaning):
+        - gen_dir      is now gen_root_location
+        - gen_root_dir is now gen_root_pkg
+
+FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS:
+
+Added the following features:
+
+    - Added 'special' commands to be able to run programs from rules and examine
+      their results:
+        - special.check_command -- runs program and checks exit status
+        - special.command -- runs program and returns stdout as tuple of lines
+        - special.general_command -- runs program and returns (exit_status,
+                                     stdout, stderr)
+    - Added .kfb files to make universal facts easier.
+    - Added question bases and .kqb files so that rules can ask an end user
+      questions.
+    - Added a database trace_cursor to examples/web_framework/wsgi_app.py
+      which is enabled by setting the TRACE_SQL env variable to anything other
+      than 'False'.
+    - Added performance testing and profiling harnesses to
+      examples/web_framework.
+    - Added default parameter values to engine.prove_1 and engine.prove_n for
+      fixed_args and num_returns parameters.
+
+Added the following web pages:
+
+    - The web pages have been extensively revised with many new pages to help
+      the person new to logic programming.
+
+Added the following examples:
+
+    - learn_pyke as unfinished Computer Based Training example using the new
+      queston bases.
+    - towers_of_hanoi as a brute force solution to the Towers of Hanoi puzzle.
+      This generates multiple solutions (though only one is optimal).
+
+BUGS FIXED:
+
+The following bugs have been fixed:
+
+    - Fixed bug 2041883: installation error "Sorry: IndentationError"
+    - Fixed: the web_framework example does not do database commits.
+    - Fixed: small bug in examples/sqlgen/test.py cursor.execute parameters.
+    - Fixed: examples/web_framework not placing the returned document into a
+      singleton tuple as per WSGI spec.