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Python agent v6.0.0.154

January 21, 2021Download

Notes

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.

Deprecations

  • 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.

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