This release of the Python agent includes bug fixes, deprecations, and improved naming behavior for gRPC.
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.
Improved gRPC support
The external and transaction pages now show the gRPC method being called in addition to the host and port.
Ability to disable sending db.statement as part of traces
When db.statement is added to either attributes.exclude or transaction_segments.attributes.exclude, the value will now no longer be sent to New Relic as part of transaction traces or spans.
TransactionContext API is now deprecated
The TransactionContext API will be removed in a future release.
Tornado instrumentation + feature flag deprecation
The existing introductory support for Tornado and feature flags will be removed from a future release. Versions 6.x and newer will be the only versions of Tornado supported in future releases. See this discussion on the New Relic forums for more details.
Fixed a crash when using uvicorn workers with gunicorn
When running ASGI applications with gunicorn, the agent would attempt to instrument the application as a WSGI application, resulting in a crash. The agent will no longer attempt to instrument gunicorn applications that are coroutines.
Remove logging of license keys
The agent logged license keys when data failed to send to New Relic. The agent will no longer log license keys to the agent logs under any circumstance.
Fix operation of distributed tracing and cross application tracing when httplib connections are reused
When making multiple requests via a single connection with httplib, httplib2, or urllib3, the proper headers will be added to each outgoing request. As a result, cross application tracing and distributed tracing will now operate as expected when reusing connection objects.