I'm please to announce the release of StandaloneZODB, the Python object persistency system also known as the Z Object Database. ZODB is the object-oriented database underlying Zope; the StandaloneZODB project's goal is to provide those same facilities to non-Zope related Python applications.
Today we are releasing StandaloneZODB 1.0 final. A brief description of the changes since release candidate 1 is outlined below.
StandaloneZODB is based on the same code as the ZODB in Zope, albeit on a separate release branch. Its inspiration comes from Andrew Kuchling's StandaloneZODB project on SourceForge. While there are still some differences, the Standalone 1.0 release is the first on the path toward convergence. Subsequent releases should complete the merge of Andrew's and Zope Corporation's packages.
The StandaloneZODB release includes the following components:
- Core ZODB, including the persistence machinery - Standard storages such as FileStorage - Supporting modules such as ExtensionClass - The persistent BTrees modules - ZEO - Experimental Berkeley storages - Some documentation <wink>
See the README file for details on building and installing StandaloneZODB. For details on using ZODB, see Andrew's included user guide.
StandaloneZODB 1.0 is released under the ZPL 2.0. It should be compatible with all Python versions from Python 2.1 to Python 2.2. It may or may not work with versions earlier than Python 2.1.
Download StandaloneZODB-1.0 from:
and visit the StandaloneZODB Wiki page at:
for more information about our long-range ZODB plans.
Barry A. Warsaw Zope Corporation, Pythonlabs email@example.com
-------------------- snip snip -------------------- What's new in StandaloneZODB 1.0 final? Release date: 08-Feb-2002 =======================================
All copyright notices have been updated to reflect the fact that the ZPL 2.0 covers this release.
Added a cleanroom PersistentList.py implementation, which multiply inherits from UserDict and Persistent.
Some improvements in setup.py and test.py for sites that don't have the Berkeley libraries installed.
A new program, zeoup.py was added which simply verifies that a ZEO server is reachable. Also, a new program zeopack.py was added which connects to a ZEO server and packs it.