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  This version contains all fixes up to pywbemtools 0.7.3.
  Released: 2020-10-13
  **Incompatible changes:**
  * Moving the commands "server profiles" and "serve centralinsts" to the
  new group profiles with the commmand names "profile list" and
  "profile centralinsts" added a command group and removed 2 commands
  from the server command group. (See issue 612)
  * The `--deprecation-warnings` / `--no-deprecation-warnings` general option
  has been remamed to `--warn` / `--no-warn`, and it now controls the
  display of all Python warnings.
  **Bug fixes:**
  * Order display of instance names when the .? is used to pick an instance
  name so the same order of instance names is displayed for all versions of
  Python. (See issue 458 and 459)
  * Pinned prompt-toolkit to <3.0 on Python 3.8 on Windows to avoid WinError 995.
  (See issue 690)
  * Fixed exception when command entered in interactive mode, on Python 2.
  (See issue 224)
  * Test: Default connection file does not get restored in some cases during test.
  (See issue 680)
  * AssociationShrub produces instancename slightly different table output in
  some cases for pywbem 1 vs previous versions(inclusion of "/:" prefix).
  (see issue 704)
  * Test: Fixed attempt in to invoke a non-static method on a
  class object. (see issue 707)
  * Fix help message for "--deprecated" to be unicode so python 2.7 help does not
  fail. (see issue 725). This error was added with issue 678
  * Upgraded nocasedict and nocaselist packages to pick up fixes.
  * Error in test defintion for qualdecl Indication causes failure with pywbem
  i.1.0 where mocker validates qualifiers scopes. (see issue 766)
  * Test: Preventive fix for potential issue with virtualenv raising
  AttributeError during installtest on Python 3.4. (see issue 775)
  * Test: Added checking for no expected warning. (see issue 774)
  * Fixed incorrect property order in instance table output, where key properties
  were not ordered before non-key properties but ordered along with them.
  (see issue 782)
  * Docs/Test: Fixed failing install of Jinja2 on Python 3.4 by adding it
  to dev-requirements.txt and pinning it to <2.11 for Python 3.4.
  * Test: Aligned qualifier definitions in test MOF with CIM Schema.
  (related to issue 788)
  * Upgraded pywbem to 1.1.1 to pick up fixes and enhancements.
  (see issues 749, 183)
  * Introduced caching of the mock environment used by connection definitions in
  order to speed up the loading of the connection definition. The mock
  environments are stored in directory ~/.pywbemcli_mockcache and are
  automatically managed. The pywbemcli --verbose general option can be used
  to show messages about the cache management. (See issue 689)
  * A new approach for the setup of mock scripts has been introduced: The mock
  script defines a `setup(conn, server, verbose)` function that is called when
  the mock environment is built. It is not called when the mock environment
  is reinstantiated from the cache.
  The old approach with setting global variables CONN, SERVER, VERBOSE is still
  supported, but the mock environment cannot be cached and will be built every
  time when mock scripts with that setup approach are used.
  On Python <3.5, mock scripts with the `setup()` function are rejected, because
  the functionality to import them is not available, and the compile+exec
  approach does not allow executing the setup() function. (See issue 689)
  * Modify general help to display the full path of the default connections file.
  (See issue 660)
  * Move the commands associated with WBEM management profiles from the server
  group to a new profile group. (See issue 612). See also Incompatible changes.
  * Add --deprecated/-no-deprecated as a new qualifier filter for the class
  enumerate, class find, and instance count commands. Extend the behavior so
  that for each of the possible filters it looks for the qualifier on all
  of the elements (property, method, parameter) in addition to the class
  itself.  See issue 678)
  * Test: Enabled coveralls to run on all Python versions in the Travis CI,
  resulting in a combined coverage for all Python versions.
  * For instance display in table format, added the display of
  the units of properties to the table headers. If a property
  in the class has a PUnit or Units qualifier set, the unit
  is translated to a human readable SI unit using the pywbem.siunit_obj()
  function, and appended to the property name in square brackets.
  (See issue 727)
  * Consolidated the warnings control, such that the deprecation messages were
  changed to be issued as Python warnings, and the `--warn` / `--no-warn`
  general options now control the display of all Python warnings. If `--warn`
  is used, all Python warnings are shown once. If `--no-warn` is used (default),
  the `PYTHONWARNINGS` environment variable determines which warnings are shown.
  If that variable is not set, no warnings are shown. (See issue 723)
  Added the 'mock' package and for Python 2.7, the 'funcsigs' package as new
  * Specifying a property list (--pl option) on instance commands with table
  output formats now uses the order of properties as specified in the property
  list in the output table, instead of sorting them. (See issue 702)
  * Allow unsetting general options. Originally the general options could be
  either set specifically by defining them on the command line or the
  default would be enabled. However, in interactive mode the need may arise
  to set an option back to its default value (i.e. the equivalent of not
  including it on the command line). This fixes the options so that there is
  an alternative that will will set them to the default value. (see issue
  * Converted remaining unittest testcases to pytest. (See issue 91)
  * Test: When testing with latest package levels, the package versions of
  indirect dependencies are now also upgraded to the latest compatible
  version from Pypi. (see issue 784)
  * Remove unused NocaseList from
  * Moved the general option --pull_max_cnt to become part of the persistent
  server definition rather than transient.  This means that this
  parameter is part of the data maintained in the server definitionfile and
  applies to just the server defined.  (See issue 694)
  * Docs: Improved the description and help texts of the connections file and the
  --connections-file general option in various places, for consistency.
  (Related to issue 708)
  * Move code associated with display_cimobjects() to a separate module. This
  is part of creating table representation of classes (See issue 249)
  * Resolved remaining Pylint issues and enforced clean pylint checks.
  (See issue 668)
  * Renamed the default connections file in the user's home directory from
  `pywbemcli_connection_definitions.yaml` to `.pywbemcli_connections.yaml`,
  because it is really an internal file not meant for being edited.
  An existing file with the old name is migrated automatically.
  (See issue 716)
  * Refactor error handling for connections file handlingif there are problems
  with the YAML file or loading the file. Created new exceptions for the
  Connections File and created a unit test and function error test.
  (see issue 661)
  * Separate code to execute test files (ex. setup up mock of prompt) from
  the process of executing files defined by the --mock-server general option.
  The new capability is controled by an environment variable
  "PYWBEMCLI_STARTUP_SCRIPT" that is considered intenal to pywbemcli testing.
  * Refactor statistics display to present information consistent with the
  display in pywbem. (see issue  724)
  * Refactor connections show command and clean up its documentation.  (see
  issue 732)
  * Remove use of pydicti dictionary package in favor of NocaseDict.
  * set pylint disable on all uses of pdb.set_trace(). This is an issue between
  the add-on package pdbpp and lint, not pdb.  (see issue  751)
  * Docs: Changed Sphinx theme to sphinx_rtd_theme. (see issue 792)
  * Modified the class WbemServerMock in tests/unit/testmock to define a
  WBEM server configuration that includes multiple namespaces, a user and
  an interop namespace to test cross-namespace mock. (see issue 183)


  This version contains all fixes up to pywbemtools 0.6.1.
  Released: 2020-07-12
  **Incompatible changes:**
  * The default location for the connections file (pywbemcli_connection_definitions.yaml)
  has been moved from the users current directory to the users home directory.
  A general option (``connections_file``) allows the user to set other directories
  and file names for this file. (See issue 596)
  * Deprecated support for Python 2.7 and 3.4, because these Python versions have
  reached their end of life. A future version of pywbemtools will remove support
  for Python 2.7 and 3.4. (see issue 630).
  **Bug fixes:**
  * Fixed incorrect connection list output in readme files (see issue 593).
  * Fixed yaml.RepresenterError during 'connection save' command. This introduced
  a dependency on the yamlloader package. (see issue 603).
  * Fixed possible issue where the `connection test` command would fail on a
  server that did not support class operations.  (See issue 606)
  * Pinned version of colorama to <0.4.0 for Python <=3.4.
  * Adjusted to changes in the pywbem mock support for method providers, in the
  sample method provider (See issue 646)
  * Fix issue with MOF compile in pywbem_mock to account for changes to
  pywbem.FakedWBEMConnection in pywbem 1.0.0.  Because the pywbem
  mocker stopped displaying compile error messages, this change modifies the
  code to display the compile errors as exceptions for pywbem 1.0 and use the
  original display for pre 1.0 pywbem version.  With pywbem 1.0.0 it also
  outputs the compile error message and exception to stderr whereas before
  the compile error text was routed to stdout. (See issue 637)
  * Fixed an issue where displaying instances in a table format missed properties
  if the list of instances had different sets of properties. (See issue 650)
  * Change the table output for outputformat html to output the title parameter
  as an html caption entity instead of as a paragraph.  This allows html
  tables to be subtabled and also presents the table title better.
  (see issue 721)
  * Enabled installation using ' install' from unpacked source distribution
  archive, and added install tests for various installation methods including
  this one. (see issues 590, 591).
  * Enhance output formats to allow an additional format group TEXT with
  a single format ``text``. This format outputs the command result as a
  text string to the console and is use for simple commands like
  ``server interop`` that only output one piece of data. (see issue 594)
  * Extended the command `connection test` so that it will also test for existence
  of the DMTF pull operations.  It tests for all of the operations and
  reports success or failure on each operation.
  * Added value-mapped strings to properties in instance table output.
  For integer-typed (scalar or array) properties that have a ValueMap qualifier,
  the output of instances in table format now includes the value of the Values
  qualifier in parenthesis, in addition to the integer value. (See issue 634)
  * The order of properties when displaying instances in a table format is now
  predictable: First the sorted key properties, then the sorted non-key
  properties. (Part of fix for issue 650)
  * Modify connections file location functionality so that the default file
  location is the users home directory. Any other directory and filename can
  be specified using the general option ``connections_file`` which has a
  corresponding environment variable.  (See issue 596)
  * Adds command to test connection for existence of  the pull operations
  (connection test-pull)
  * Refactored display_class_tree() and other functions in  and cmd_class_tree function to eliminate boundary conditions, and
  clarify code.
  * Extended parameter type testing in class PywbemServer so that all
  constructor parameters are value tested.  This specifically fixes issue
  where we were depending on WBEMConnection to test types of ca_certs
  and invalid data types could get into the connections file. (See issue
  * Added a function test test module that tests for some
  common exceptions that apply to many commands (ex. connection error).


  This version contains all fixes up to pywbemtools 0.5.1.
  Released: 2020-04-10
  **Bug fixes:**
  * Fix issue with mixed old and new formats on click.echo statement.
  (See issue 419)
  * Fixed missing Python 3.7 in supported environments shown on Pypi.
  (See issue 416)
  * Fixed that the 'class find' command showed the --namespace option twice
  (see issue 417)
  * Added PyYAML>=5.1 as a prerequisite package for pywbemtools for installation.
  So far, it was pulled in indirectly via pywbem.
  * Fixed case sensitive matching of class names in instance modify by
  picking up the fix in pywbem 0.14.6. (See issue 429).
  * Fixed issue where extra diagnostic information about click was being displayed
  when the general option --verbose was defined.
  * Fixed issue with x509 parameter of WBEMConnection. (See issue 468)
  * Fixed issue with class find command not returning connection error when
  cannot connect to server.
  * Added documentation for the --version general option.
  * Increased pywbem minimum version to 0.16.0 to accomodate install issues
  on Python 3.4, and to pick up other fixes.
  * Test: Accomodated new formatting of error messages in Click 7.1.1, and
  excluded Click 7.1 due to bug.
  * Test: Fixed dependency to Python development packages on CygWin platform
  in Appveyor CI.
  * Pygments 2.4.0 and readme-renderer 25.0 have removed support for Python 3.4
  and have therefore been pinned to below these versions on Python 3.4.
  * Fix bug where order of commands listed in help output was different for
  different versions of Python. (See issue 510)
  * Increased minimum version of pluggy package from 0.12.0 to 0.13.0
  because it failed during loading of pytest plugins on Python 3.8.
  (See issue 494)
  * Test: Changed testcases that check the CIM-XML generated with output format
  'xml' to tolerate the different order of XML attributes that happens on
  Python 3.8 (See issue 494)
  * Fixed several badges on the README page.
  * Remove use of pywbem internal functions from pywbemcli. This removes use of
  NocaseDict, _to_unicode, _ensure_unicode, _format from pywbemcli. (See
  issue 489)
  * Corrected issue with use-pull general option that causes issues with using
  the 'either' option with servers that do not have pull. (See issue 530)
  * Pinned dparse to <0.5.0 on Python 2.7 due to an issue.
  * Test: Fixed incorrect coverage reported at the end of the pytest run,
  by increasing the minimum version of the coverage package to 4.5.2.
  (See issue 547)
  * Test: Fixed bug with detection of invalid test validation values, and fixed
  testcases in turn (See issue 553).
  * Fixed issues in README and README_PYPI file (See issue 555)
  * Improvements and bug fixes in the way the INSTANCENAME parameter of pywbemcli
  commands is processed. (See issue 528)
  * Increased minimum versions of some packages used for development to address
  security issues reported by the safety tool: twine, bleach, urllib3.
  * Promoted development status of pywbemtools from Alpha to Beta.
  (See issue 476)
  * Add capability to reorder commands in the help for each group.  The commands
  in all groups except for the top group (pywbemcli -h) are ordered in the
  help list by their order in their source file. The display of commands in
  the top level group is alphabetical except that connection, help, and repl
  are reordered to the bottom of the list. (See issue 466)
  * Define alternatives for creating INSTANCENAME input parameter since the
  original form using, WBEMURI is error prone with quote marks.
  (see issue 390)
  * Add prompt-toolkit auto-suggest.  This extends the command completion
  capability in the repl mode (interactive mode) to make suggestions on
  command line input based on the history file.  Usually auto-suggest completion
  will be shown as gray text behind the current input. Auto-suggest is not
  available in command line mode.
  * Add ability to filter results of 'class enumerate', 'class find', and
  'instance count' commands for selected class qualifiers.  This ability
  is based on 3 new options for each of the above commands '--association',
  '--indication', and '--experimental' each of which has a corresponding
  'no-...'. The user can filter to find classes with combinations of these
  options returning only classes that meet the option criteria.  Thus,
  '--association' returns classes that are associations and '--no-association'
  returns only classes that are not associations.  See issue 447
  * Added support for disabling the spinner that is displayed by default during
  any ongoing activities, by setting the env var PYWBEM_SPINNER to 'false',
  '0', or the empty string. This is useful when debugging.  See issue 465.
  * Modified the response handling on commands that may return nothing with
  successful response to display a message if the general option --verbose
  is defined and display nothing if --verbose not set.  This includes
  class/instance delete, instance modify and the commands that display
  cim objects. (See issue 123)
  * Changed the `--ca-certs` general option to support the changes as of
  pywbem version 1.0.0 (new values 'system' and 'certifi', and default changed
  from a fixed set of directories to 'certifi'). The pywbem version is
  determined at run time and pywbem versions before 1.0.0 are still supported.
  * Test: Improved assertion messages in tests.
  * Output of "pywbemcli server profiles" command is now reliably sorted by
  version in addition to org and name. (See issue 500)
  * Added support for a new `--pdb` general option and corresponding
  `PYWBEMCLI_PDB` environment variable that causes the pywbemcli command
  to come up with the pdb debugger before invoking the specified command.
  This is a debug feature that is expected to be used mainly by the
  developers of pywbemcli. (See issue 505)
  * Test: Added support for entering the pdb debugger from specific unit testcases
  by setting the condition parameter of the testcase to the string 'pdb'.
  This causes pywbemcli to be invoked with the new --pdb option for that
  testcase. (See issue 505)
  * Removed usage of the "pbr" package. It was used for automatic versioning
  of the pywbemtools package, but it had too many drawbacks for that small
  benefit (See issue 178):
  - Getting the minor version increased in a development version (instead of
  the patch version) by means of markers in the commit message never worked.
  - The package needed to be tagged twice during the release process.
  - If the last tag was too far in the past of the commit history, the
  shallow git checkout used by Travis failed and its depth needed to be
  adjusted. At some point this defeats the purpose of a shallow checkout.
  * Test: Added support for testing on Python 3.8 in Travis, Appveyor and Tox.
  (See issue 494)
  * Added support for adjusting the width of any help output to the terminal
  width. The width can be set using the PYWBEMCLI_TERMWIDTH env var.
  (See issues 518 and 542)
  * Docs: Increased the width of the help text to 120 (See issue 548).
  * Modified the help usage to better reflect the required and optional
  components of the command line. This includes showing the location
  in the cmd line for general options where before it was called
  [COMMAND-OPTIONS] and showing the positioning of both arguments and
  command arguments. (See issue 446)
  * Increased minimum version of pywbem to 0.17.0 (See issue 571)
  * Add option `--full` to `connection list` to create both a brief table
  output that only has 3 columns (name, server, mock-server) as default but
  when the option is set all of the columns currently in the report. We did
  this because it appears that the most frequent use of this command is to just
  get the name of the various servers defined within an 80 column display.
  This also now shows empty columns where the original report hid any columns
  that were empty. (See issue 556)
  * Test: Enabled Python warning suppression for PendingDeprecationWarning
  and ResourceWarning (py3 only), and fixed incorrect make variable for that.
  * Test: Removed testfixtures from minimum constraints file, as it is not used.
  * Test: Increased minimum version of pytest from 3.3.0 to 4.3.1 because
  it fixed an issue that surfaced with pywbem minimum package levels
  on Python 3.7.
  * Code: refactor code to use only the .format formatter and remove all use
  of the % formatter.
  * Test: Added missing indirectly referenced prerequisite packages to
  minimum-constraints.txt, for a defined package level when testing with
  * Clean up test mock files by merging mock_simple_model_ext.mof into
  * Changed some tests to account for behavior difference with pywbem 0.15.0
  references and associations with invalid class, role.
  * Changed minimun version of pywbem to 0.15.0 because of test differences
  that resulted from differences between pywbem 0.14.6 and 0.15.0. The
  differences are in pywbem_mock where the code was changed to return errors
  for invalid classnames and roles in association and reference operations
  where it previously return empty, ignoring the invalid classname.
  * Added tests of all command groups and commands for server connection error.
  * Removed a circumvention for a pywbem bug related to colons in WBEM URIs
  that was fixed in pywbem 0.13.0. (See issue 131)
  * Added the general option `--use-pull` to the the PywbemServer() class so that
  it is persisted in the connection file and to the display of connection
  information (`connection show` and `connection list`). This means that
  `--use-pull` can now be set for a particular server permanently.(See issues
  529 and 534).
  * Added table formatted output for connection show and removed original
  free-form output format. (See issue 572)
  * Added documentation on incremental search option to search the command
  history file in interactive mode. (See issue 595)
  * Added documentation index entries for commands, command groups, etc. (see
  issue 598)

0.5.0 not secure

  Released: 2019-09-29
  This is the initial release of pywbemtools.