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Series: Datasette: The annotated release notes

I like to accompany significant releases of my Datasette project with an annotated version of the release notes, providing extra background context on new features in the release.

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Datasette 0.44: The annotated release notes

I just released Datasette 0.44 to PyPI. With 128 commits since 0.43 this is the biggest release in a long time—and likely the last major release of new features before Datasette 1.0.

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Datasette 0.45: The annotated release notes

Datasette 0.45, out today, features magic parameters for canned queries, a log out feature, improved plugin documentation and four new plugin hooks.

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Datasette 0.49: The annotated release notes

Datasette 0.49 is out. Some notes on what’s new.

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Datasette 0.50: The annotated release notes

I released Datasette 0.50 this morning, with a new user-facing column actions menu feature and a way for plugins to make internal HTTP requests to consume the JSON API of their parent Datasette instance.

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Datasette 0.54: The annotated release notes

Datasette 0.54 is out today, with a number of foundational new features. As I’ve done for previous releases, here are the annotated release notes with some additional commentary.

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Datasette 0.58: The annotated release notes

I released Datasette 0.58 last night, with new plugin hooks, Unix domain socket support, a major faceting performance fix and a few other improvements. Here are the annotated release notes.

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Datasette Desktop 0.2.0: The annotated release notes

Datasette Desktop is a new macOS desktop application version of Datasette, an “open source multi-tool for exploring and publishing data” built on top of SQLite. I released the first version last week—I’ve just released version 0.2.0 (and a 0.2.1 bug fix) with a whole bunch of critical improvements.

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Datasette 0.59: The annotated release notes

Datasette 0.59 is out, with a miscellaneous grab-bag of improvements. Here are the annotated release notes.

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Datasette 0.60: The annotated release notes

I released Datasette 0.60 today. It’s a big release, incorporating 61 commits and 18 issues. Here are the annotated release notes.

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Datasette 0.61: The annotated release notes

I released Datasette 0.61 this morning—closely followed by 0.61.1 to fix a minor bug. Here are the annotated release notes.

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Datasette 0.63: The annotated release notes

I released Datasette 0.63 today. These are the annotated release notes.

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Datasette’s new JSON write API: The first alpha of Datasette 1.0

This week I published the first alpha release of Datasette 1.0, with a significant new feature: Datasette core now includes a JSON API for creating and dropping tables and inserting, updating and deleting data.

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