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SQLAlchemy 0.9.3 Released

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SQLAlchemy release 0.9.3 is now available.

Release 0.9.3 includes a wide array of bugfixes and a few new features. A critical subset of these fixes are also backported to release 0.8.5. Both 0.9.3 and 0.8.5 are being released simultaneously to resolve a concurrency-related regression introduced in version 0.8.4, which can cause a dialect to sporadically be used in a mis-configured state when it first connects. For this reason, 0.9.3 is recommended for all users of the 0.9 series.

Other improvements include updates to the Postgresql dialect to better handle schema reflection when working with old versions of Postgresql, namely pre-0.8.1 versions, which should also have a positive effect on those users using Amazon Redshift. 0.9.3 also includes improved support for SQLite type reflection, using SQLite's "type affinity" rules to unconditionally reflect all possible datatypes declared within a database.

Users should carefully review the Changelog to note which behaviors and issues are affected. We'd like to thank the many contributors who helped with this release.

SQLAlchemy 0.9.3 is available on the Download Page.