mxODBC Zope Database Adapter
Available for Zope 2.3 through 2.7 on
Windows, Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD
The eGenix mxODBC Zope Database Adapter (Zope DA) allows you to easily
connect your Zope installation to just about any database backend on
the market today, giving you the reliability of the commercially
supported eGenix.com product mxODBC and the flexibility of the ODBC
standard as middle-tier architecture.
Unlike Zope's ZODBC Zope DA, the mxODBC Zope DA works on Windows
XP/NT/2000/98, Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD using the same interface on
The mxODBC Zope DA implements high performance thread-safe connection
pooling and multiple physical connects per logical Zope
connection. You can safely run Z SQL Methods in parallel, achieving a
much better throughput than ZODBC Zope DA or similar Zope database
adapters under heavy load.
This makes it ideal for deployment in ZEO Clusters and Zope hosting
environments where stability and high performance are a top priority.
* Zope Level 3 Database Adapter: the mxODBC Zope DA is fully
multi-threaded and can handle multiple connections to multiple
* Fully compatible to Z SQL Methods.
* Drop-in compatible to the ZODBC DA: the mxODBC Zope DA provides the
same interfaces as Zope's ZODBC DA to allow a smooth upgrade path
from this simplistic adapater to the high performance mxODBC Zope
* Fully compatible to the Znolk SQL Wizard Product and other similar
products relying on the common database schema access methods
.tables() and .columns().
* Connection Pooling: physical database connections are pooled and
kept open, to reduce the connection overhead to a minimum. This is
especially important for high latency database connections and ones
like Oracle which take a considerable amount of time to setup
* Parallel Execution of Queries on a single logical connection: the
mxODBC Zope DA can manage any number of physical connections on a
single logical connection. This enables running truly parallel Z SQL
Method queries -- a feature not available in other Zope DAs.
* Robust Mode of Operation: connections which have timed out or go
away due to network problems are automatically reconnected.
* Cross-platform Connection Objects: The Zope DA will automatically
choose the right platform specific ODBC manager for you.
* Per Connection Adjustable ODBC Interface: mxODBC comes with many
different subpackages to choose from on Unix. The Zope DA allows you
to select these subpackages on a per-connection basis.
* Per Connection Error Handling: you can tell each connection whether
it should report ODBC warnings or not; furthermore all warnings and
errors are made available as list .messages on the DatabaseConnection
* Transaction safe automatic reconnect: when the DA finds that a
connection has timed out, it automatically tries a reconnect
and replays the transaction on the connection (unlike other DAs
which break the transaction scheme by doing a reconnect without
* Built-in Schema Cache: this results in improved performance under
* Database Schema Access: all ODBC catalog methods are made available
for much better database schema inquiry. The catalog methods allow
building generic database interrogation or manipulation tools and
facilitates writing database independent Zope products.
* Lazy Connect: the mxODBC Zope DA only connects to the database
backends when a connection is actually requested. This results in a
better use of resources compared to other Zope DAs.
Version 1.0.8 includes the following changes and enhancements:
* Zope 2.7.0 and Python 2.3 are fully supported on all
platforms: Windows, Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD.
* You can let the mxODBC Zope DA return empty strings instead of
None for SQL NULL values. This should simplify porting existing
applications to the mxODBC Zope DA.
* The included mxODBC 2.1 provides full Unicode support
if accessed directly. Using e.g. the EasySoft ODBC-ODBC bridge
this allows you to connect to any remote Unicode aware
ODBC backend from any of the supported platforms.
In short: mxODBC Zope DA is continuing to become the number one
solution for integrating relational databases with Zope applications.
If you have already bought mxODBC Zope DA licenses, you can use these
license for the updated version as well. There is no need to buy new
licenses. The same is true for evaluation license users.
For more information on the mxODBC Zope DA, licensing and download
instructions, please visit our web-site:
You can buy mxODBC Zope DA licenses online from the eGenix.com shop at:
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Find a new pre-release of python-ldap:
python-ldap provides an object-oriented API to access LDAP directory
servers from Python programs. It mainly wraps the OpenLDAP 2.x libs for
that purpose. Additionally it contains modules for other LDAP-related
stuff (e.g. processing LDIF, LDAPURLs and LDAPv3 schema).
Released 2.0.0pre19 2004-01-22
Changes since 2.0.0pre18:
Most deprecated functions of OpenLDAP C API are not used anymore.
Removed unused default_ldap_port().
Removed unused or silly constants
AUTH_KRBV4, AUTH_KRBV41, AUTH_KRBV42, URL_ERR_BADSCOPE, URL_ERR_MEM
Fixed building with OpenLDAP 2.2.x
(errors caused by negative error constants in ldap.h)
* Removed unused wrapper methods uncache_entry(), uncache_request(),
url_search(), url_search_st() and url_search_s()
* New wrapper methods for all the _ext() methods in _ldap.LDAPObject.
* Some performance optimizations and simplifications
in function modifyModlist()
ip2cc: Lookup country country by IP address
WHAT IS IT
If you want to gather web statistics by countries (not by top-level
domains) or implement targeting, here is solution: ip2cc. This module
allows to resolve country from IP address.
ip2cc.py -update - build/update database
ip2cc.py <address> - print country name for which
<address> is registered
$ ./ip2cc.py python.orgpython.org (188.8.131.52) is located in NETHERLANDS
$ ./ip2cc.py google.com.ru
google.com.ru (184.108.40.206) is located in UNITED STATES
Module can be used as CGI.
WHERE TO GET
Jason R. Mastaler
0.2 - Adopted to new format of registrars.
- Added LACNIC to sources.
- Fixed contry code map and added -check option to simplify
0.1 Initial release
Denis S. Otkidach
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In my previous announcement, I wrote:
> This is a reminder that the deadline for early bird registration for
> PyCon DC 2004 is February 1, 2004. Early bird registration is $175;
> after that, it will be $200 through March 17, then $250 at the door.
Unfortunately this gave a too rose-colored view on the not-so-early
registration fees. The correct price schedule is:
- Early bird (through Feb 1) $175
- Normal reg (until March 17) $250 <-- correction!
- Walk-ins $300 <-- correction!
To register, visit:
I urge everybody coming to the conference to register ASAP -- save
yourself or your employer $75!!! You have until February 1st.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
releasing Wammu version 0.5, news:
* Searching for phone.
* Backup and import functionality.
* Deleting of multiple entries at once.
* Reply on message.
* Playback of ringtones using timidity.
* More decoded SMS parts are now recognized (especially Nokia ones were
not recognised before).
* Unexpected exceptions are handled and reported as bugs.
* Czech localisation.
* HTML displayer now should display non ascii texts correctly.
* Reads really all sms.
* Better handling of exceptions when reading data.
* Broken wxListCtrl.GetColumn on wxPython 220.127.116.11 is workarounded.
* Workaround charset conversion problems in wxPython.
* Fixed creating multiple roots in tree control.
Wammu is phone manager built on top o python-gammu. It supports many
phones (check Gammu project for details). You can reach it on
it requires python-gammu 0.4, which comes also with few new features:
* SMS with some data are now converted to/from Pyyhon correctly.
* Added work with SMS folders.
* Added support for creating categories.
* Ringtone parts of SMS are now also converted.
* Can save ringtones.
* Support for reading/writing backups.
* Works much better in multi thread applications - releases Pythons
global lock for communication with phone.
python-gammu is binding between Python and Gammu. It currently does not
support all Gammu features, but only those needed for Wammu, URL is
We have made release candidates for ZODB 3.2.1 and 3.1.5. These
releases fix a bug in FileStorage pack that can cause data loss if you
pack to a time earlier than a previous pack time. The ZODB 3.2.1
release also fixes several ZEO bugs.
These releases correspond to the Zope 2.7.0 and 2.6.4 releases made on
Monday. We expect to make final ZODB releases at the same time as the
final Zope releases.
You can find the releases at the usual places. See
What is ZODB? The Zope Object Database (ZODB) provides an
object-oriented database for Python that provides a high-degree of
transparency. Applications can take advantage of object database
features with few, if any, changes to application logic. ZODB includes
features such as a pluggable storage interface, rich transaction
support, and undo.
Python WMI Module - CHANGES
What is it?
The Python WMI module is a lightweight wrapper on top of the win32all
extensions, and hides some of the messy plumbing needed to get Python to
talk to the WMI API. It's pure Python and should work with any version of
Python from 2.1 onwards (list comprehensions) and any recent version of win32all.
Where do I get it?
17th Jan 2004 v0.5
+ Added support for the WMI Registry interface. The new
module-level Registry method returns a WMI registry
object whose methods include EnumKeys, CreateValue &c.
There are a couple of examples in the cookbook.
15th Dec 2003 v0.4
+ Added machines_in_domain (from a post to python-win32 by "Sean")
+ Factored out moniker construction to make it easier to support
use of StdRegProv to update registry. (Coming soon).
+ Added support for a timeout on the event watcher; timeout is
specified in milliseconds and raises x_wmi_timed_out on a
call to the watcher object. This allows for the possibility
of pumping for waiting messages to prevent eg, the PythonWin
IDE locking up. See the docstring for the watch_for method.
+ Added connect_server function, making it slightly easier to
construct a WMI object, eg with username and password.
10th Jul 2003 v0.3
+ Changes by Paul Moore to allow a ready-made WMI Services
object to be passed in (WMI.__init__).
+ This header and the __VERSION__ number added by Tim G.
9th Jul 2003 v0.2
+ Sundry changes by Tim G, including but not limited to:
- support for moniker parts (WMI.__init__)
- creating new instances of WMI classes (WMI.new)
- passing return value back from wmi methods (_wmi_method.__call__)
- better COM error-handling (handle_com_error)
5th Jun 2003 v0.1
+ Initial release by Tim Golden