December 21st, 2007 | Published in Google Code
The latest release of the Google Data Python client library (1.0.10) contains quite a few new features and support for two previously unsupported Google Data APIs (photos and codesearch). Some of the other notable features in this release include:
- Documentation bundled with the library, including PyDoc files and installation instructions.
- Better support for UTF-8 XML strings and the option to use alternate encodings.
- Support for creation, modification, and deletion of worksheets within a Google Spreadsheet.
- New modules for converting XML elements in the geo, media, and exif namespaces.
- New methods to simplify iterating through all of the results in a feed.
Håvard Gulldahl wrote the photo modules as part of his picasapush project and has graciously allowed us to include them in the Python client library for use with the Picasa Web API. I'd like to offer a personal thank you for this excellent contribution. Thank you also to Benoit Chesneau who provided modules for working with the Google Code Search API. Another great contributor to the library has been Takashi Matsuo, who has continued to write helpful patches and has provided a complete solution for working through proxy servers over the past couple of releases. If you're interested in contributing, the door is always open. Drop by the contributors discussion group and jump right in. Thanks again for all of your help and I look forward to the next release.