Release notes

1.2.0 — 2017-04-12

The highlight of this release is the long-awaited Python 3 support.

The new scrapy requirement is version 1.0 or higher. Python 2.6 is no longer supported by scrapyd.

Some unused sqlite utilities are now deprecated and will be removed from a later scrapyd release. Instantiating them or subclassing from them will trigger a deprecation warning. These are located under scrapyd.sqlite: - SqliteDict - SqlitePickleDict - SqlitePriorityQueue - PickleSqlitePriorityQueue

Added

  • Include run’s PID in listjobs webservice.
  • Include full tracebacks from scrapy when failing to get spider list. This will lead to more noisy webservice output but will make debugging deployment problems much easier.
  • Include start/finish time in daemon’s joblist page
  • Twisted 16 compatibility
  • Python 3 compatibility
  • Make console script executable
  • Project version argument in the schedule webservice
  • Configuration option for website root class
  • Optional jobid argument to schedule webservice TODO: check if it’s inconsistent with _jobid spider kwarg
  • Contribution documentation
  • Daemon status webservice

Removed

  • scrapyd’s bind_address now defaults to 127.0.0.1 instead of 0.0.0.0 to listen only for connection from the local host
  • scrapy < 1.0 compatibility
  • python < 2.7 compatibility

Fixed

  • Poller race condition for concurrently accessed queues

1.1.1

Release date: 2016-11-03

Removed

  • Disabled bdist_wheel command in setup to define dynamic requirements despite of pip-7 wheel caching bug.

Fixed

  • Use correct type adapter for sqlite3 blobs. In some systems, a wrong type adapter leads to incorrect buffer reads/writes.
  • FEED_URI was always overridden by scrapyd
  • Specified maximum versions for requirements that became incompatible.
  • Marked package as zip-unsafe because twistd requires a plain txapp.py
  • Don’t install zipped scrapy in py26 CI env because its setup doesn’t include the scrapy/VERSION file.

Added

  • Enabled some missing tests for the sqlite queues.
  • Enabled CI tests for python2.6 because it was supported by the 1.1 release.
  • Document missing config options and include in default_scrapyd.conf
  • Note the spider queue’s priority argument in the scheduler’s doc.

1.1.0

Release date: 2015-06-29

Features & Enhancements

  • Outsource scrapyd-deploy command to scrapyd-client (c1358dc, c9d66ca..191353e) If you rely on this command, install the scrapyd-client package from pypi.
  • Look for a ~/.scrapyd.conf file in the users home (1fce99b)
  • Adding the nodename to identify the process that is working on the job (fac3a5c..4aebe1c)
  • Allow remote items store (e261591..35a21db)
  • Debian sysvinit script (a54193a, ff457a9)
  • Add ‘start_time’ field in webservice for running jobs (6712af9, acd460b)
  • Check if a spider exists before schedule it (with sqlite cache) (#8, 288afef..a185ff2)

Bugfixes

  • F̶i̶x̶ ̶s̶c̶r̶a̶p̶y̶d̶-̶d̶e̶p̶l̶o̶y̶ ̶-̶-̶l̶i̶s̶t̶-̶p̶r̶o̶j̶e̶c̶t̶s̶ ̶(̶9̶4̶2̶a̶1̶b̶2̶)̶ → moved to scrapyd-client
  • Sanitize version names when creating egg paths (8023720)
  • Copy txweb/JsonResource from scrapy which no longer provides it (99ea920)
  • Use w3lib to generate correct feed uris (9a88ea5)
  • Fix GIT versioning for projects without annotated tags (e91dcf4 #34)
  • Correcting HTML tags in scrapyd website monitor (da5664f, 26089cd)
  • Fix FEED_URI path on windows (4f0060a)

Setup script and Tests/CI

  • Restore integration test script (66de25d)
  • Changed scripts to be installed using entry_points (b670f5e)
  • Renovate scrapy upstart job (d130770)
  • Travis.yml: remove deprecated --use-mirros pip option (b3cdc61)
  • Mark package as zip unsafe because twistd requires a plain txapp.py (f27c054)
  • Removed python 2.6/lucid env from travis (5277755)
  • Made Scrapyd package name lowercase (1adfc31)

Documentation

  • Spiders should allow for arbitrary keyword arguments (696154)
  • Various typos (51f1d69, 0a4a77a)
  • Fix release notes: 1.0 is already released (6c8dcfb)
  • Point website module’s links to readthedocs (215c700)
  • Remove reference to ‘scrapy server’ command (f599b60)

1.0.2

Release date: 2016-03-28

setup script

  • Specified maximum versions for requirements that became incompatible.
  • Marked package as zip-unsafe because twistd requires a plain txapp.py

documentation

  • Updated broken links, references to wrong versions and scrapy
  • Warn that scrapyd 1.0 felling out of support

1.0.1

Release date: 2013-09-02 Trivial update

1.0.0

Release date: 2013-09-02

First standalone release (it was previously shipped with Scrapy until Scrapy 0.16).