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Python agent v8.3.0

October 24, 2022Download


This release of the Python agent adds Python 3.11 support, deprecates the add_custom_parameter(s) API, adds usage metrics for multiple libraries, and includes 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.


  • add_custom_parameter(s) API is now deprecated The add_custom_parameter(s) API has been renamed to add_custom_attribute(s). A deprecation warning will be emitted when calling add_custom_parameter() from this agent version and higher.

New features

  • Add support for Python 3.11 The agent now supports applications running in Python 3.11.

  • Add usage metrics for Kafka clients, Daphne, and Hypercorn The agent now emits a messagebroker metric for Kafka clients and a dispatcher metric for Daphne and Hypercorn. This metric is similar to the framework metric already being emitted for all web frameworks supported by the agent.

Bug fixes

  • Fix Flask view support for Code Level Metrics The agent was previously reporting the class name for the code.function attribute in the case of Flask method dispatching. This has been corrected to report the instrumented function name.

  • Fix aioredis version crash A fix has been implemented to address a crash in aioredis in cases where the agent was initialized before importing aioredis on aioredis>=2.0.1.

Support statement

New Relic recommends that you upgrade the agent regularly and at a minimum every 3 months. As of this release, the oldest supported version is More information can be found in the EOL Policy Page.

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