Python Agent

Released on: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 13:00


This release of the Python agent adds instrumentation for httpx, removes support for Python 3.5, and includes performance enhancements.

The agent can be installed using easy_install/pip/distribute via the Python Package Index or can be downloaded directly from the New Relic download site.


  • Removed support for Python 3.5

    Python 3.5 is no longer supported by the agent. Please consider upgrading your application to a supported version of Python in order to continue to receive updates to the Python Agent.

New Features

  • Added httpx instrumentation

    External web service requests made with the httpx client module will now be automatically instrumented.

  • Added Django ASGI instrumentation

    Django's ASGI mode will now be supported through automatic instrumentation.

Improved Features

  • Improved startup performance

    The loading of urllib3 is now delayed and happens on a background thread which improves overall initialization time.

Bug Fixes

  • Non-ASCII HTTP referers crash fix

    Crashes had occurred when non-ASCII HTTP referers were passed to ASGI applications. This crash no longer occurs as of this release.