[ANN] sqlite3-ruby 1.3.0.beta.1 Released

sqlite3-ruby version 1.3.0.beta.1 has been released!

Special thanks goes to Aaron Patterson for the improved Ruby 1.9
support in this release.

* <http://github.com/luislavena/sqlite3-ruby>
* <http://rubyforge.org/projects/sqlite-ruby>
* <http://sqlite-ruby.rubyforge.org>

This module allows Ruby programs to interface with the SQLite3
database engine (http://www.sqlite.org). You must have the
SQLite engine installed in order to build this module.

Note that this module is NOT compatible with SQLite 2.x.


### 1.3.0.beta.1 / 2010-05-10

* Enhancements
  * Complete rewrite of C-based adapter from SWIG to hand-crafted one
    See API_CHANGES document for details.
    This closes: Bug #27300, Bug #27241, Patch #16020
  * Improved UTF, Unicode, M17N, all that handling and proper BLOB
handling [tenderlove, nurse]

* Experimental
  * Added API to access and load extensions. [kashif]
    These functions maps directly into SQLite3 own enable_load_extension()
    and load_extension() C-API functions. See SQLite3::Database API
documentation for details.
    This closes: Patches #9178

* Bugfixes
  * Corrected gem dependencies (runtime and development)
  * Fixed threaded tests [Alexey Borzenkov]
  * Removed GitHub gemspec
  * Fixed "No definition for" warnings from RDoc
  * Generate zip and tgz files for releases
  * Added Luis Lavena as gem Author (maintainer)
  * Prevent mkmf interfere with Mighty Snow Leopard


Luis Lavena
Perfection in design is achieved not when there is nothing more to add,
but rather when there is nothing more to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry