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Add readme note about cql/native protocol

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@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@ pycassa
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-*pycassa* is a python client library for [Apache Cassandra](
+*pycassa* is a Thrift-based python client library for [Apache Cassandra](
with the following features:
* Automatic failover and operation retries
@@ -12,7 +12,8 @@ with the following features:
* A batch interface
* A class for mapping classes to Cassandra column families
-The latest release is fully compatible with Cassandra 0.7, 0.8, 1.0, and 1.1.
+pycassa does not support CQL or Cassandra's native protocol. If you would like to use those,
+you should use the newer [DataStax python driver](
*pycassa* is open source under the [MIT license](

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