Vampire 1.5 is now available.
Vampire is an extension module for mod_python, which provides a more flexible dispatch mechanism for basic content handlers, as well as an alternative implementation of the mod_python.publisher module. A range of other useful features are also provided which make using mod_python a much more pleasant experience.
For a quick overview of the features that Vampire provides check out:
The most important new feature in this release is "vampire::publisher", an attempt at a drop in replacement for mod_python.publisher which avoids many of the problems present in the original in respect of module loading. This version also addresses all the currently known bugs and some limitations listed for mod_python.publisher on the mod_python bugs list.
Other features worthy of mentioning are a handler object which can be used selectively in place of a basic content handler to introduce publisher style URL mapping for a single resource. Two handler objects which allow a function exported as a publisher to accept additional path information and have that supplied as a single parameter or for each part of the additional path to be supplied in distinct parameters. Finally, a handler object is provided which allows publisher style URL mapping for XML-RPC service requests.
Although Vampire is up to version 1.5, this is the first time it has been announced in this forum.