0.9a8 (July 21, 2006):
* Some problems with the calendar widget that were introduced in 0.9a7
have been addressed
* Some people have reported getting an SQLObject 0.8 dev package, which
is not at all tested with TurboGears. The setup file for TurboGears
will now restrict to < 0.8.
* Kid 0.9.3 (addresses problems that people had with comments in base
* setuptools 0.6c1
0.9a7 (July 19, 2006)
* Former LocalizableJSLink is now CalendarLangFile. New LocalizableJSLink is
simpler but backwards-incompatible.
* Catwalk no longer accepts an allowHost argument.
To restrict access to it use Identity.SecureObject instead.
* Use of "entrys" is now deprecated in the FeedController. You should use
* Syntax highlighter is used in the widget browser to make the code
snippets look nice (#843)
* Logging configuration produces better errors and also has access to the
RotatingFileHandler and TimedRotatingFileHandler (#866, also fixes #820)
* The `validate` decorator now accepts a `state_factory` parameter which should
be a callable that returns the initial state for validation (the same `state`
parameter FormEncode validators use). The final state after validation can
be accessed at `cherrypy.request.validation_state` inside controller methods.
* `tg-admin` commands can state if they need to be run in a project dir.
* Toolbox now uses entrypoints so site-specific tools can be added.
* `tg-admin shell` now asks if it should commit changes to the database on exit.
* Widgets can be listed at the `tg.include_widgets` config. list to send them to
every template (a la `tg.mochikit_all`).
* `DBTest` now drops tables after each test so they don't interfere with others.
* Toolbox is now secured using Identity
* SQLAlchemy support not only works again with the latest SQLAlchemy,
but quickstart works properly and "tg-admin sql create" now works
for SQLAlchemy databases for the first time.
* The `sample-prod.cfg` file had an incorrect logging configuration.
* Simplified visit queue handling which solves some mysterious bugs.
* QUICKSTART: `model.py` now includes SQLObject's requirements when identity is
* `DateTimeConverter` now handles dates < 1900.
* Catwalk now handles gracefully UnicodeCols.
* QUICKSTART: `start-project.py` now detects correct python binary's path in
* Kid's base templates are now (re)loaded properly.
* Config file selection is now smarter.
* `tg-admin update` now finds correct identity provider.
* Catwalk now handles InheritableSQLObjects with mixins gracefully.
* Output encoding wasn't set based on the config value under some
* If `tg.empty_flash` is True in the app's configuration, then `tg_flash = None`
will be sent to the template when it's not set. Otherwise it will not be sent
* QUICKSTART: Now supports python2.3 with PEAK's  decorator syntax.
* `DateTimeConverter` validator now raises Invalid('empty') exceptions properly
and uses the usual `not_empty` parameter. `allow_empty` is deprecated.
(My apologies if your name belongs here and is not!)
Roger Demetrescu, Elvelind Grandin, Rune Hansen, Sean De La Torre,
Alberto Valverde, Max Ischenko, Joseph Tate, Elvelind Grandin,
Charles Duffy, Matt Good, Ksenia Marasanova.
0.9a6 (May 9, 2006)
* `i18n.runTemplateFilter` in the config file has been renamed
* For people using FastData (experimental): `get_add_url`,
`get_edit_url` and `get_delete_url` all are passed the row instead
of the ID now, allowing you to use something other than the ID
* In widgets, if you were using a dictionary as a params be aware that now
the dictionary is not updated at construction or display/render time but
simply replaced with the new one.
If you were using it to provide default attributes for your widget, take a
look at how the TableForm does that.
* A new function, `turbogears.util.find_precision`, to tell you
how many decimal places of precision are required. (To help
with `i18n.format.format_decimal` which needs to know the
* tg-admin info shows which eggs require TurboGears
* In widgets, SelectionField now supports grouped options,
SingleSelectField and MultipleSelectField widgets take advantage of this
to provide an optgroup tag. The format of a grouped options list is like
options = [(None, [(1, "a"), (2, "b")]), ("Others", [(3, "c"), (4, "d")])]
* The Widget Browser now displays the source of the example and the
template provided by default in the widget (to allow for easier
complete customization) (#840, #841)
* Tabber and Syntax Highlighter widgets are now included
* sqlite database URIs can now be specified as sqlite:///c:/foo/bar on
Windows, which is more natural for users. (The sqlite:///c|/foo/bar
syntax still works.)
* ValueError is raised if an InputWidget contains "." or "-", which are
reserved for use by the widgets
* Package name is used instead of `your_project` in the quickstart
* QUICKSTART: an exception comes up if a user logs in but is not in
a group that is required for access. The line with
`if not identity.current.anonymous and identity.was_login_attempted()`
in controllers.py or root.py needs an additional
`and not identity.get_identity_errors()` condition. (#834)
* QUICKSTART: quickstart projects that used identity would generate
a table called "user", which is invalid for some databases. The
new quickstart model.py generates tables called `tg_user`. #805
* QUICKSTART: there were problems with the model template for SQLAlchemy
* SQLAlchemy's identity provider was not selected by default when you
quickstart a new project. (#806)
* Core widgets all include WidgetDescriptions now and appear in the
Widget Browser in the Toolbox (#727)
* Access logging to a file wasn't working correctly (#816)
* Bug fix for convert/`from_python` for compound and repeating widgets
* User name is now encoded to the DB encoding before a query is run
in the SQLObject identity provider
* JSLink widgets can now specify a location
* LocalizableJSLink (and the calendar widget) now work in IE (#846)
* Added scheduler to `turbogears.__init__.__all__` so that references
to it work properly.
* tg-admin info and Toolbox info commands now work properly and show
the same information.
* Fixed a serious bug in Python 2.3 compatibility (#853)
* MochiKit updated to 1.3.1 (#804)
Max Ischenko, Claudio Martinez, Matt Good, Rune Hansen, Michele Cella,
Jorge Godoy, Alberto Valverde González, Simon Belak, Jeroen Dekkers,
Mark Ramm-Christensen, Ronald Jaramillo,
Richard Standbrook, Roger Demetrescu, Patrick Lewis, Hal Wine,
Jorge Vargas, Bob Kuehne.
0.9a5 (April 26, 2006)
* An identity login form must have a submit button having the name
specified in the config file (identity.form.submit). If you have a
commented identity.form.submit value and used the default login.kid
file, you will need to add 'name="login"' to the login.kid submit
* In widgets, the base Widget class no longer supports a validator.
If you need a validator you should use the InputWidget class
* In widgets, the display and the adjust_value methods have a slightly
different signature (if you happen to use the "convert" parameter,
you just need to use it as a keyword parameter and not a
* decorator() should be applied to the function accepting the function
being decorated ("entangle" by convention), not the caller.
* Removed keyword argument "argsink" from decorator(),
weak_signature_decorator() should be used instead.
* In widgets, template_vars in widgets are now called "params" and
options_for has been renamed params_for
* In widgets, the update_data method has been renamed update_params
* Identity has moved to PEP8 style naming. Changed userId, groupId, and
permissionId to be user_name, group_name, and permission_name.
* visit_id has been deprecated in favor of visit_key
* SQL scripts to migrate PostgreSQL and MySQL identity databases are
* Dramatically improved and unified logging configuration. Config files
can now use the options in Python's logging module for log formats
* TurboGears now includes an enhanced version of Irmen de Jong's
Kronos scheduler, allowing you to schedule tasks that run in
separate threads or processes periodically.
* For Python 2.3 users, there is a convenient new decorator syntax
that comes from Phillip Eby's PEAK.
Here's is the equivalent of @expose():
* Added a new turbogears.start_server function which will help ease
the transition to 1.1 *and* adds the ability to use Ian Bicking's
EvalException. You must turn on tg.fancy_exception to use it
at this point.
* In widgets, if the widget you are using provides a default validator,
for example a SelectionWidget, you can tweak its parameters
by just passing a dictionary of those parameters as validator
(for example, validator=dict(not_empty=True))
* In widgets, every attribute listed inside params now supports callables
automatically (the attribute will be called for computation at request
* Some improvements to the ImageButton widget
* More customization hooks for CheckBoxList, RadioButtonList, TableForm
* Decimals are properly jsonified (#472)
* datetime.date instances are properly jsonified (#759)
* Commas are supported in number validation (#720)
* It's now possible to determine what permissions are required for
a given controller method (#603)
* Identity model classes are now placed directly into the model.py of
a quickstarted project. This new setup is much easier to change,
since requirements for the identity model vary dramatically. Another
advantage is that quickstart projects that don't need identity
start off with cleaner code, and projects that do need identity
need almost no additional configuration or setup.
* quickstart projects include a "json.py" file as a home for JSON
* i18n "scan" command has been changed to "collect" to match the
admi18n Toolbox tool
* If you quickstart a project while in an svn checkout, files are no
longer automatically "svn add"ed. This corrects some problems that
people ran into with that behavior.
* The "prod.cfg" file in quickstart projects is now called
"sample-prod.cfg" to reflect that it is just used as a sample that
you copy to your real production servers (#762).
* The various classes used to make dictionaries look like normal
objects have been replaced by turbogears.util.Bunch (#779)
* Model Designer can now handle joins to the same table (#769)
* Unicode values sent to the turbogears.url function are utf8 encoded.
* NotEmpty validator works with CheckBoxList now. (#696)
* Grid widget's css has been improved to not interact with other
widgets (#729, thanks to mark@cyberware)
* the "self" parameter is no longer accidentally removed by validation
* tg_format is properly stripped out for JSON requests (#740)
* calendar widget language fixes (many language files needed patching)
* DataController's float columns are properly converted (#707)
* str values in Kid templates are now assumed to be utf8 rather than
ASCII (changeable via kid.encoding) (#743)
* The flash message set on the current request takes precedence over the
one in the cookie (#747)
* py:match was being used in the default templates in a way that would
drop the text from the first node. (#785)
* AutoCompleteField widget's only_suggest now works correctly when
there is only one item listed (#750)
* Lots of HTML cleanup
* TurboGears now uses ConfigObj 4.3.0 for configuration
* MochiKit upgraded to 1.3
* simplejson upgraded to 1.3
* CherryPy upgraded to 2.2.1
* Kid upgraded to 0.9.1
* FormEncode upgraded to 0.5.1
* PasteScript upgraded to 0.5.1
Alberto Valverde González, Jeff Watkins, Max Ischenko, Michele Cella,
Simon Belak, Jorge Godoy, Patrick Lewis, Jorge Vargas, Joost Moesker,
Joseph Tate, Philip Walls, Bob Ippolito, Steve Bergman, Andrey Lebedev,
Brian Beck, Roger Demetrescu.
0.9a4 (April 5, 2006)
* TableForm and ListForm both have new CSS classes "tableform" and
"listform" and also have odd/even classes for the rows.
* The 0.9a3 quickstart template was missing important __init__.py
files in the distributed egg.
0.9a3 (April 4, 2006)
* FastData is no longer included with the TurboGears core package. You can
install it with TurboGears by easy_install-ing "TurboGears[exp]" instead
* You can find out if login was attempted during this request by calling
* Added tg.strict_parameters option that will cause an exception to be
raised if extra parameters are passed to a controller method. #694
* Base template (eg "master.kid") now reload automatically when changed
* identity.Any was missing an `error_message` attribute (#667)
* Identity provides a more explicit error about wrong username/password
* CatWalk no longer has a problem changing more than one foreign key
label in "manage columns" (#690)
* plain_gettext is now exported from the i18n package.
* DataGrid.column fields are supported by FastDataGrid (#706)
* The tg_errors variable sent to a controller now has the correct value
even if the controller method doesn't have keyword arguments. #698
* DBURIs with notrans_ now work properly with tg-admin sql create. #702
* Dutch and German calendar translations have been fixed #700.
* setuptools 0.6a11
* CherryPy 2.2.0
* SQLObject to 0.7.1dev-r1675
This update brought to you by Michele Cella, Jeff Watkins, Simon Davy,
Baruch Even, Simon Belak, Claudio Martinez, Max Ischenko, Jason Chu,
Roger Demetrescu, Joost Moesker, plus Phillip Eby for setuptools
and Remi Delon and the others working on CherryPy.
0.9a2 (March 27, 2006)
* Due to Python 2.3 issues and some additional discussion, the config
files have gone back to an INI-style format. This means that some
minor changes are needed if you were using the 0.9 ".py" config files,
but no changes are required for people using 0.8 ".cfg" config files.
See the upgrading guide for details.
* If you used CompoundWidgets in 0.9a1, "widgets" has changed to
* If you are using a Form or a FieldSet widget you must explicitly pass
the "fields" parameter, the first positional parameter expected
since 0.9a2 is "name".
* If you are using a Form or a FieldSet widget with a custom template
you must update your template accordingly to the new templates
TG is using.
* WidgetsDeclaration (introduced in 0.9a1) has been renamed WidgetsList
* turbogears.config now has get() and update() functions that should
be used in place of their cherrypy.config counterparts. This change
was made knowing that there will be more powerful, TurboGears-specific
configuration in TurboGears 1.1.
* The field\_for method of a Form (introduced in 0.9a1) has been
deprecated and it's use is highly discouraged and error prone,
use display\_field\_for or render\_field\_for instead.
* In the turbogears.view module variableProviders has been renamed
* turbogears.fastdata.formmaker's sqlwidgets function (introduced in
0.9a1) has been renamed fields_for.
* Controller methods can now have multiple expose() decorators, allowing
you to define different output formats (even with different template
engines) that can be chosen via tg_format or the Accept header.
an Ajax call.
* Three new base widgets to manage forms have been introduced:
CompoundFormField, RepeatingFormField and FormFieldsContainer.
* Experimental support for SQLAlchemy. For more complicated databases
or certain database requirements, SQLAlchemy handles the database more
gracefully. The main database layer for TurboGears remains SQLObject
and SQLObject is more fully supported within TurboGears. However,
for those who need it, SQLAlchemy support is there.
* display\_field\_for and render\_field\_for are automatically added to the
template scope of any FormFieldsContainer widget and can be used to
easily display/render a field with the corrects value and options.
* The basis for creating repeating sets of widgets has been created
(see RepeatingFormField and RepeatingFieldSet for an example)
* Catwalk can filter the data you see
* When using widgets, you can now have more than one form on a page
while retaining validation sanity.
* With widgets, required fields automatically get a CSS class
* CompoundWidgets/Forms now use FormEncode schemas, which provide
a number of additional validation options.
* AutoCompleteFields can now pass an ID back to the server when
submitted (instead of just passing the matching search string).
* quickstart includes a "release.py" file where you can put your
project information (including version number). This is the
safe mechanism for allowing your project itself to access the
version number while your setup script also has access to the
same information (Don't Repeat Yourself)
* quickstart has a new "tgbig" template designed for larger projects.
This adds a controllers package to the basic TurboGears template.
* CSSLink and CSSSource widgets now support "media"
* The AutoCompleteField now has an "only_suggest" flag which makes
it so that the first item on the list is not automatically submitted
when you press return. This is useful for search boxes (as opposed
to data entry fields).
* The turbogears.startup now contains call_on_startup and call_on_shutdown
lists. You can append callables to these to have them executed at
the right time.
* If you are using the i18n support, the _ function (alias of the
gettext function) is now properly mapped to lazy_gettext if
needed, this means you can use "_" for everything.
* Added LocalizableJSLink widget that allows scripts to be chosen based
on the user's locale.
* log\_debug\_info\_filter is now turned off by default (this is the
CherryPy filter that lists the request time). This filter causes
problems with things like JSON output. You can still turn it
back on via the config file.
* Unless you specifically configure the decodingFilter yourself,
TurboGears will automatically turn on CherryPy's decodingFilter
(expecting utf-8 input).
* cherrypy.lowercase_api is set to True in new quickstarted projects.
This should result in a performance boost, and requires that you use
PEP 8 style names when calling CherryPy APIs/config values.
* Table forms now use TH tags for the field labels, making it easier to
apply appropriate styling to the tables.
* AutoConnectHub used to support a "processConnection" (something it
inherited from SQLObject). This is not really a supported model of
operation, so it has been removed. If you do want to work that way,
use SQLObject's own ConnectionHub class.
* The test_model test has been commented out from the quickstart template,
because some projects don't have databases.
* The TextArea widget now posts properly within a RemoteForm.
* Catwalk styling cleanup
* Catwalk no longer has problems with empty tables with foreign keys
* ForEach validator added to turbogears.validators namespace
* Catwalk will show related joins in the edit view
* SQLObject identity provider passwords are automatically encrypted
(this was in 0.9a1). This didn't work properly when identity wasn't
fully running (as in the tg-admin shell). This has been fixed.
* The AutoCompleteField turns off the browser's own autocompletion.
* A nicer error message is provided if you return something other
than a string or a dict from your controller method.
* admi18n does a better job of grouping files in the correct folder
when collecting strings and skips over folders like ".svn".
* The turbogears.url() function was flipping around path elements
in the application root. Applications roots are not commonly used
right now, but this was noticeable if you used the FeedController.
* Various fixes for CatWalk's database access (see tickets
#568, #249, #213, #618)
* ModelDesigner and admi18n can find your model.py file even if you
change your package name at quickstart time.
* Kid 0.9 / TurboKid 0.9.2
* CherryPy 2.2.0rc1
* PasteScript 0.5
* TurboGears' JSON output now comes from the TurboJson plugin
This release comes to you thanks to the work of Michele Cella,
Elvelind Grandin, Ronald Jaramillo, Simon Belak, Jeff Watkins,
Alberto Valverde González, Jason Chu, Owen Mead-Robins,
Dan Weeks, Dennis Brakhane, Heikichi Umahara, Patrick Lewis,
Joost Moesker, Roger Demetrescu, Liza Daly.
0.9a1 (February 23, 2006)
* turbogears.expose no longer provides JSON by default. You need to
turn on JSON via the config file or by the allow_json parameter
* The server.webpath configuration variable will not only properly set
outgoing URLs, but will also "fix" incoming URLs if TurboGears is
running as some path underneath another webserver. If you were
previously running a CherryPy filter to handle this, you no longer
* Directories of static files need an absolute path. The new configuration
file format makes it easy to provide an absolute path without
truly being tied to that path.
* Previously, if you were using a FormEncode Schema for validation for
an exposed method, validation would fail if a value was missing but
the method had a default value for that parameter. Now, if that value
is missing, the method will get called with the default just as it
is normally called in Python.
* In templates the "std" object that holds common values and functions
has been changed to "tg".
* turbogears.controllers.Root has now become
turbogears.controllers.RootController for clarity's sake. Root
continues to work, but its use is deprecated.
* Error handling has been greatly improved. Use of the validation_error
method has been deprecated. It will still be called if it
exists, but a DeprecationWarning will be displayed.
* turbogears.tests.util has been moved to turbogears.testutil
* CherryPy has switched to PEP8-style names for things. The old names
still work. However, they are deprecated.
* expose(html=.. is now deprecated in favor for expose(template=..
* the old config file format is deprecated in favor of the new Python
* The TurboGears Toolbox wraps a number of useful tools in one web
interface. The toolbox can be extended with additional tools. Run
the Toolbox with tg-admin toolbox.
* CatWalk model/database browser is now part of the TurboGears Toolbox.
Thanks to Ronald Jaramillo.
* There's a new "widgets" package that lets you easily create forms
with sophisticated and dynamic behavior, all built from reusable
* Identity management and access control now provided via
turbogears.identity module. Includes basic classes for User, Group,
and Permission objects via turbogears.identity.model. Thanks to
* There is a new internationalization package that allows you to use
to conveniently localize your application via gettext. Thanks to
* Internationalization can be managed via the Toolbox (thanks to
Ronald Jaramillo) or the command line (thanks to Max Ischenko).
* Each request is implicitly wrapped in a Transaction. This solves
caching issues and reduces boilerplate code. It also helps codify
a best practice so that bad data does not end up in your database.
* Error handling for a method can be specified with an error_handler
decorator thanks to Simon Belak.
* TurboGears now has a feed object that can generate rss2.0, atom0.3
and atom1.0 feeds
* Template encodings other than utf-8 can be selected with the new
* tg-admin now uses PasteScript and can now supports user specific templates
* tg-admin now have a update command
* TurboGears is now compatible with Python 2.3, thanks to Paul Clifford.
* TurboGears supports plugins for template engines, tg-admin commands
* A plugin for Cheetah templates has been released separately
* TurboGears now uses nose for testing
* Templates can now be specified relative to the current package by
preceding the template name with ".". For example, if you have a
controller in "yourpackage" with templates in a package under that
package, you can use "yourpackage.templates.templatename" *or*
".templates.templatename". Thanks to David Bernard.
* New commands can be added to tg-admin via the turbogears.command
entry point. Thanks to Elvelind Grandin.
* Controllers that subclass controllers.Controller (including the
standard RootController) can automatically use positional
parameters for the methods. This means that "/entry/MONTH/DAY/YEAR"
can be interpreted easily by a method entry(self, month, day, year).
* MochiKit can now be included in your final HTML output by putting
turbogears.mochikit in your output dictionary (it doesn't matter
what the key assigned is). The advantage to doing this is that it
helps to ensure that MochiKit is included only once, even if you're
using widgets that require it.
* MochiKit can be enabled everywhere by setting tg.mochikit_all to
True in your config file.
* Added new "cycle" object to std in template usage. This makes it
easy to cycle through a number of values (and it also lets you
retrieve the current value). This is useful for things like
even and odd row classes, etc. Thanks to Karl Guertin.
* You can send a random value in to the controller (tg_random) that
will be automatically thrown out to get around issues with
Internet Explorer caching data too aggressively.
* The expose decorator has been split into input and output functions.
expose continues to handle output, and the new validate decorator
handles input (validation and form handling). This new setup makes it
easier to mix in your own decorators if you need to.
* Added turbogears.redirect which wraps the cherrypy.HTTPRedirect
exception to automatically call turbogears.url to help ensure
properly formatted URLs. You can either call turbogears.redirect
or "raise turbogears.redirect" if that makes the intent clearer
to you (as happens with the existing usage of cherrypy.HTTPRedirect)
* There is a new configuration file format that are slightly specialized
Python modules. This allows you to run Python code to determine your
* You can now specify that you're generating a fragment of a page
(rather than an entire page) at expose time by passing
fragment=True in to expose. This is useful if you want Kid to
generate part of a page for an XMLHttpRequest, for example.
* There's a new validator, JSONValidator, that reads/writes JSON,
which is convenient for parameters that are coming in via JSON.
* new test stuff (expand)
* There is now a tg-admin info command that shows all the version info for the tubogears components.
* TurboGears now supports SQLAlchemy -- the unit-of-work is committed after
a successful controller request. You can use the PackageEngine to load a
dburi based on your package or the default sqlalchemy.dburi.
* setup.py tests for Python 2.4 (thanks to Elvelind Grandin for the
idea and Bob Ippolito for the simplest implementation possible)
* base templates reload automatically (thanks to David Stanek) - NOTE
this ticket has been reopened ******************
support for this is experimental until the issues are ironed out.
* Kid no longer puts blank space in textareas.
* turbogears.flash handles unicode values properly
* replaced json-py with Bob Ippolito's simple_json
* the RuleDispatch package is new to TurboGears
* TurboGears has moved to CherryPy 2.2, which is not yet stable. We will
use the most stable snapshots possible in TurboGears 0.9 releases.
* MochiKit upgraded to 1.2
* setuptools upgraded to 0.6a10
The following people made this release possible:
Elvelind Grandin, Ronald Jaramillo, Jeff Watkins, Dan Jacob, David Stanek,
Jared Kuolt, Paul Clifford, Lee McFadden, Michele Cella, Karl Guertin,
Max Ischenko, Mark Godfrey, Simon Belak, Jorge Godoy, Patrick Lewis,
Joey Smith, David Bernard, Simon Davy, Gary Godfrey, Jason Chu,
Liza Daly, Ryan Forsythe, Jeremy Jones, Egor Cheshkov, Claudio Martinez,
Leandro Lucarella, Bob Ippolito, Alberto Valverde González,
Brian Bockelman, Stephen Thorne, Robin Bryce, Ksenia Marasanova,
Ori Avtalion, Martina Oefelein, Ian Bicking, Rick Richardson,
Luis Bruno, Joost Moesker, BJörn Lindqvist.
A special thanks to Cliff Wells of Develix for sponsoring a bug bounty!
0.8.9 (February 6, 2006)
* Fixes a warning message that appears with each quickstart
0.8.8 (January 10, 2006)
* A security flaw was discovered in CherryPy's static filter. This
TurboGears update changes the CherryPy requirement to 2.1.1.
0.8.7 (January 4, 2006)
This update primarily solves installation issues and is not required
* quickstart corrected to properly produce egg-info directories
(previously, directories could be created with "-" when it should
have a "_"). Note that setuptools 0.6a9 will warn you if you have
a - in your egg-info directory name. Just rename the directory,
and you'll be fine.
* Installation issues that people may have had earlier are resolved
in this setuptools update.
* version number set to 0.8.7 to reflect that this is considered the
"stable" version of TurboGears vs. the current 0.9 code in svn.
* setuptools 0.6a9
* sqlobject 0.7.1dev_r1457 (updated to handle the setuptools change,
but also includes other bugfixes)
0.8a6 (December 26, 2005)
* Chained validators will now cause an Invalid exception to be raised
* When validation would fail, previously an unexpected exception may
be raised when an Invalid exception is expected
* quickstart didn't look out for .pyo files in the same way that it did
* json-py updated to 3.4
0.8a5 (December 2, 2005)
* setup has been changed to ensure that people properly
get the CherryPy 2.1 release version.
* Kid updated to 0.8.0
* MochiKit updated to 1.1
* FormEncode updated to 0.4
* setuptools updated to 0.6a8
0.8a4 (October 25, 2005)
* setuptools 0.6a6
* CherryPy 2.1 final
* MochiKit 1.0
* On some servers, TurboGears can take a minute to start answering
connections due to the way the OS handles incoming connections to
ports that have nothing listening on them.
0.8a3 (October 16, 2005)
* setup.py was not using setup_requires in a productive way. This has
been changed, so tg-admin quickstart will no longer need to
go to the internet to function.
* turbogears.database.set_db_uri was not properly putting the setting
in the global config section. By Robert Leftwich.
* some people have had trouble with the url function not being able to
find cherrypy.request.approot. This may be due to older classes that
do not extend controllers.Root. This was not listed as a
requirement for the URL function. The documentation for the
url function has been updated, and the code has been updated
to always set the approot to the top of the site at least.
0.8a2 (Oct 14, 2005)
* tg-admin quickstart was missing the appropriate egg-info for the sql
commands to work properly
0.8a1 (Oct 12, 2005)
* All of the "turbogears*" variables have been changed to "tg_*". These
are tg_template, tg_format, tg_flash and tg_js. (Note that
turbogearsfmt has become tg_format and turbogearshtml has become
* The StringBoolean validator (which has moved into FormEncode proper)
now returns strings for from_python. For example, from_python(True)
now returns 'true'. It used to return True.
* turbogears-admin.py is now called tg-admin and is automatically
generated by setuptools
* The tg-admin sql commands now require a properly setup .egg-info
directory to automatically find the model classes. If the egg info
is not properly set up, the command can fix it automatically.
* The view.render method's "html" parameter has been renamed "template"
to reflect that the templates might be for XML presentations. Most
people don't call view.render directly.
* There is a new PackageHub that is designed to allow different parts
of a site to use different databases. Use of the PackageHub works
just like the AutoConnectHub.
* Added a new function: turbogears.database.set_db_uri. This is a
more pleasant wrapper around the cherrypy config variables that
can be used in command line tools and the like.
* IPython is used in tg-admin shell, if it's available. By David Guaraglia.
* You can specify a default format via the new format parameter
to expose. For example, expose(format="json") will cause the
method to output JSON by default, even if HTML is available.
By Elvelind Grandin.
* You can specify the Content-Type via expose. Example:
* expose now has a "template" parameter that can be used in place
of "html". This is more pleasant for non-HTML applications.
* On Macs, if you're running in development mode the server will
be advertised via Bonjour. If you enable Bonjour bookmarks
(via the Bookmarks Preferences tab in Safari), you'll see your
development server show up automatically. By Bob Ippolito.
* There is now a url function that can be used to generate URLs
conveniently and, more importantly, with an appropriate view
of where the root of the web application is.
* validators can now be specified with a dict (the 0.5 way) or with a
FormEncode Schema, which provides more options. By Fabian Neumann.
* Quickstart now provides a basic static files skeleton. By
* Added config setting to determine Kid's output format (HTML/XHTML).
By Fabian Neumann.
* In quickstart, project-start.py now takes a config file on the
command line. By Elvelind Grandin.
* project-start.py is also made executable automatically. By
* Added turbogears.tests.util.call function to allow you to call a
controller method and get the dictionary back without processing
to HTML or JSON. This allows you to test controller logic independent
* setuptools updated to 0.6a5
* SQLObject updated to 0.7 final
* FormEncode updated to 0.2.3dev-r1108
* CherryPy updated to 2.1-rc2
* MochiKit updated to 0.9
* Kid updated to 0.7adev-r186
*Notable Improvements in the Projects*
Kid can now generate plain text output using the PlainSerializer.
* All of the sqlobject-admin commands now work through the use of
* If a template was specified in the returned dictionary from an
exposed method, but not in the parameters to expose itself,
that template was not applied. By Ronald Jaramillo.
* The content-type meta tag in the quickstart files is now automatically
stripped out, because Kid's HTML serializer puts one in.
* Improved comments in the quickstart config files.
* There is a temporary hack to handle threadsafety issues with sqlite.
This has been changed to *only* affect sqlite.
* JSON output should work for Opera now (Opera appeared to have a
* All files needed for a project to install and run from an egg should
be installed properly based on the quickstart setup script.
* The flash cookie was not always deleted. Setting the path on the
cookie corrected this. By Nick.
0.5.1 (Sep 17, 2005)
Relaxed version requirements and changed version numbering for
included ElementTree packages to ease installation troubles
0.5.0 (Sep 17, 2005)
* Initial public release.