itools is a Python library, it groups a number of packages into a single meta-package for easier development and deployment:
itools.catalog itools.i18n itools.uri itools.csv itools.ical itools.vfs itools.datatypes itools.odf itools.web itools.gettext itools.pdf itools.workflow itools.git itools.rest itools.xliff itools.handlers itools.rss itools.xml itools.html itools.stl itools.http itools.tmx
The most visible change in this major release is that "itools.cms" has been moved out of itools and is now distributed as a separate package, named "ikaaro".
Also in the code reorganization category: "itools.xhtml" has been merged into "itools.html". And the "itools.schemas" package has been removed, since we do the same thing in a different way.
The most important change is the architecture overhaul of the "handlers" package. From a functional point of view, the big news is the database layer that has been included, which provides atomic transactions for the file system. But the changes go well beyond that, read the documentation to learn how things work now.
Other packages that have seen more or less important API improvements or changes include "itools.catalog", "itools.csv", "itools.datatypes", "itools.rss", "itools.vfs" and "itools.web". There have been also many naming normalizations. Check the upgrade notes for further details.
The numbering scheme has changed, we have jumped from the 0.16 to the 0.20 version, and future major releases will be numbered 0.30, 0.40, 0.50, etc. (This change is to define an implicit relationship with the numbering scheme of "ikaaro".)
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