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December 6, 2023
Python agent v9.3.0

Notes

This release of the Python agent adds Python 3.12 support. It also includes support for sending utilization data for Docker with cgroups v2, adds a new synthetics information header, upgrades the agent's internal wrapt version, and includes a bug fix for structlog.

Install the agent using easy_install/pip/distribute via the Python Package Index or download it directly from the New Relic download site.

New features

  • Add support for Python 3.12 The agent now supports applications running in Python 3.12.

  • Add support for Docker cgroups v2 The agent now includes functionality to parse Docker IDs in later versions of Docker using cgroups v2.

  • Add new synthetics information header The agent now retransmits and processes information contained in a new synthetics header: X-NewRelic-Synthetics-Info.

Changes

  • Upgrade internal wrapt to v1.16.0 The agent's internal copy of wrapt has been upgraded to v1.16.0 in conjunction with Python 3.12 support.

Bug fixes

  • Fix structlog CallsiteParameter processor bug Call site parameter values in structlog no longer produce incorrect values.

Support statement

We recommend updating to the latest agent version as soon as it's available. If you can't upgrade to the latest version, update your agents to a version no more than 90 days old. Read more about keeping agents up to date.

See the New Relic Python agent EOL policy for information about agent releases and support dates.

November 16, 2023
Python agent v9.2.0

Notes

This release of the Python agent adds a new configuration option that allows users to disable capturing package and version information at agent startup.

Install the agent using easy_install/pip/distribute via the Python Package Index or download it directly from the New Relic download site.

New features

  • Add new configuration option package_reporting.enabled. This option allows users to disable capturing package and version information at agent startup. On some applications with a high number of packages some users were seeing a spike in CPU usage. Disabling this setting provides a workaround for that issue.

Support statement

We recommend updating to the latest agent version as soon as it's available. If you can't upgrade to the latest version, update your agents to a version no more than 90 days old. Read more about keeping agents up to date.

See the New Relic Python agent EOL policy for information about agent releases and support dates.

November 13, 2023
Python agent v9.1.2

Notes

This release of the Python agent fixes a regression in package version performance that was introduced in 8.10.1.

Install the agent using easy_install/pip/distribute via the Python Package Index or download it directly from the New Relic download site.

Bug fixes

  • Fix package version performance regression Addressed issue that was introduced in 8.10.1 where there is increased CPU usage and time on startup and when using certain libraries at runtime.

Support statement

We recommend updating to the latest agent version as soon as it's available. If you can't upgrade to the latest version, update your agents to a version no more than 90 days old. Read more about keeping agents up to date.

See the New Relic Python agent EOL policy for information about agent releases and support dates.

October 19, 2023
Python agent v9.1.1

Notes

This release of the Python agent fixes generator instrumentation issue with Redis and adds caching to package versions to address some performance issues.

Install the agent using easy_install/pip/distribute via the Python Package Index or download it directly from the New Relic download site.

New features

  • Add caching to get_package_version to address performance issues

Bug fixes

  • Fix generator and async generator instrumentation issue in Redis.asyncio

Support statement

We recommend updating to the latest agent version as soon as it's available. If you can't upgrade to the latest version, update your agents to a version no more than 90 days old. Read more about keeping agents up to date.

See the New Relic Python agent EOL policy for information about agent releases and support dates.

September 25, 2023
Python agent v9.1.0

Notes

This release of the Python agent adds support for sklearn and redis.asyncio connections.

Install the agent using easy_install/pip/distribute via the Python Package Index or download it directly from the New Relic download site.

New features

  • Add support for sklearn The Python agent now supports monitoring for machine learning models created with sklearn. Check out our documentation for details on how to view and query for your prediction events and ML related metrics directly in the New Relic user interface. Machine learning instrumentation will be disabled by default in this release. To enable it, visit our configuration page for further information. This release also introduces two new APIs to support customization of machine learning monitoring: wrap_mlmodel and record_ml_event.

  • Add instrumentation for redis.asyncio.Connection Add instrumentation support for connections initiated from the redis.asyncio module

Support statement

We recommend updating to the latest agent version as soon as it's available. If you can't upgrade to the latest version, update your agents to a version no more than 90 days old. Read more about keeping agents up to date.

See the New Relic Python agent EOL policy for information about agent releases and support dates.

August 28, 2023
Python agent v9.0.0

Notes

This release of the Python agent adds support for async graphql-core and drops support for graphql-core 2.

Install the agent using easy_install/pip/distribute via the Python Package Index or download it directly from the New Relic download site.

Framework Support

Enhancements

  • Add support for async graphql-core Add support for async graphql-core 3.0 and above.

Support statement

We recommend updating to the latest agent version as soon as it's available. If you can't upgrade to the latest version, update your agents to a version no more than 90 days old. Read more about keeping agents up to date.

See the New Relic Python agent EOL policy for information about agent releases and support dates.

August 23, 2023
Python agent v8.11.0

Notes

This release of the Python agent adds support for structlog and some bug fixes.

Install the agent using easy_install/pip/distribute via the Python Package Index or download it directly from the New Relic download site.

Enhancements

  • Add support for structlog Adds instrumentation support for structlog.

Bug fixes

  • Fix certificate fallback logic Fixed the fallback logic for the certificate bundle such that it only uses the builtin bundle when both the cafile AND capath are None.

  • Fix missing database metric Fixed an issue where certain databases were not recording the Datastore/instance/<db>/<host>/<port> metric and so the database was not showing up in the service map.

Support statement

We recommend updating to the latest agent version as soon as it's available. If you can't upgrade to the latest version, update your agents to a version no more than 90 days old. Read more about keeping agents up to date.

See the New Relic Python agent EOL policy for information about agent releases and support dates.

August 17, 2023
Python agent v8.10.1

Notes

This release of the Python agent fixes an issue with MetricNormalizationRules, fixes a DeprecationWarning in pacakge version detection, and adds support for new commands introduced in Redis v5.

Install the agent using easy_install/pip/distribute via the Python Package Index or download it directly from the New Relic download site.

Enhancements

  • Add support for new commands introduced in Redis v5 Adds full instrumentation support for Redis v5.

Bug fixes

  • Fix crash in MetricNormalizationRules Fixed a crash when using client side MetricNormalizationRules to ignore metrics (set through NerdGraph and available under a feature flag). The metrics should now be properly ignored.

  • Fix DeprecationWarning in pacakge version detection for Python 3.10+ Fixed a DeprecationWarning emitted by pacakge version detection used internally for Python 3.10+. When importlib.metadata is available, prefer using it to avoid checking deprecated version attributes on modules. (Thanks @renanivo for the contribution!)

Support statement

We recommend updating to the latest agent version as soon as it's available. If you can't upgrade to the latest version, update your agents to a version no more than 90 days old. Read more about keeping agents up to date.

See the New Relic Python agent EOL policy for information about agent releases and support dates.

August 10, 2023
Python agent v8.10.0

Notes

This release of the Python agent adds support for Google Cloud Firestore.

Install the agent using easy_install/pip/distribute via the Python Package Index or download it directly from the New Relic download site.

Enhancements

  • Add support for Firestore Adds instrumentation support for Google Cloud Firestore.

  • Add support to Redis Async Adds instrumentation support for Redis' async features. Thanks, ahmedhr and bc291 for your contribution!

  • Automatic wrapping for async generators Existing tracing decorator APIs now support async generators out of the box.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a crash when consecutive calls to throw() on wrapped generators Previously consecutive calls to throw() would raise an exception rather than inject the exception into the wrapped generator.

Support statement

We recommend updating to the latest agent version as soon as it's available. If you can't upgrade to the latest version, update your agents to a version no more than 90 days old. Read more about keeping agents up to date.

See the New Relic Python agent EOL policy for information about agent releases and support dates.

July 27, 2023
Python agent v8.9.0

Notes

This release of the Python agent adds support for RedisCluster.

Install the agent using easy_install/pip/distribute via the Python Package Index or download it directly from the New Relic download site.

Enhancements

  • Add support for RedisCluster Adds instrumentation support for RedisCluster.

Bug fixes

  • Resilient Environment Settings Fixed a crash when using generalimport with the agent. Thanks for the contribution, aaeabdo!

  • Remove deprecated drop_transaction calls from agent The drop_transaction function had been removed from the agent but references to it still existed, so this version of the agent removes any remaining calls.

  • Fix logic in serverless distributed tracing to work by default

Support statement

We recommend updating to the latest agent version as soon as it's available. If you can't upgrade to the latest version, update your agents to a version no more than 90 days old. Read more about keeping agents up to date.

See the New Relic Python agent EOL policy for information about agent releases and support dates.

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