1.0 Alpha 4

This changelog summarizes new features and breaking changes in EdgeDB 1.0 alpha 4 “Barnard’s Star”.

  • Add __std__ alias for std module so that there’s a way to refer to the standard module which cannot be masked by a WITH std AS MODULE foo construct (#1457).

  • Allow explicit OPTIONAL qualifier for links and properties in DDL and SDL. In particular, use it in DESCRIBE command output. (#1342).

  • Only show link properties on link computables that are aliases.

  • DESCRIBE command now shows matches that are potentially masked by the user-defined types or functions (#1439).

  • Add DESCRIBE ROLES and DESCRIBE SYSTEM CONFIG to the DESCRIBE command.

  • Allow underscore in numeric literals and forbids float and decimal constants to end in . (#920).

  • Validate the REQUIRED flag on computables (#217).

  • Forbid reference to link properties outside of a path expression (#1512).

  • Allow annotations to be renamed (#762).

  • Initial implementation of the new migration syntax (RFC 1000).

  • We have a new edgedb server group of commands that ships with the default EdgeDB CLI. Check out the details in this RFC 1001.

  • The edgedb REPL prompt now has a transaction indicator:

    edgedb> 
    start transaction;
    OK: START TRANSACTION
    edgedb[T]>
  • Remove reliance on Postgres table inheritance (#1468)

  • The edgedb-server installed by official installers is now called edgedb-server-1-alpha4.