Sunday, September 21, 2014

psutil 2.1.2: python wheels

psutil 2.1.2 is out. This release has been cooking for a while now, and that's because I've been travelling for the past 3 months between Spain, Japan and Germany. Hopefully I will be staying in Berlin for a while now, so I will have more time to dedicate to the project. The main new "feature" of this release is that other than the exe files, Windows users can now also benefit of Python wheels (full story is here) which are available on PYPI! Frankly I don't know much about the new wheels packaging system but long story short is that Windows users can now install psutil via pip and therefore also include it as a dependency into requirements.txt. Other than this 2.1.2 can basically be considered a bug-fix release, including some important fixes amongst which:
  • #506: restored Python 2.4 compatibility
  • #340: Process.get_open_files() no longer hangs on Windows (this was a very old and high-priority issue)
  • #501: disk_io_counters() may return negative values on Windows
  • #504: (Linux) couldn't build RPM packages via
The list of all fixes can be found here. For the next release I plan to drop support for Python 2.4 and 2.5 and hopefully network interfaces information similarly to ifconfig.