[DB-SIG] ANN: eGenix mx Base Distribution 3.1.2

eGenix Team: M.-A. Lemburg info at egenix.com
Thu Jan 29 09:38:15 CET 2009



                    eGenix.com mx Base Distribution

                   Version 3.1.2 for Python 2.3 - 2.6

               Open Source Python extensions providing
                     important and useful services
                        for Python programmers.

This announcement is also available on our web-site for online reading:



The eGenix.com mx Base Distribution for Python is a collection of
professional quality software tools which enhance Python's usability
in many important areas such as fast text searching, date/time
processing and high speed data types.

The tools have a proven record of being portable across many Unix and
Windows platforms. You can write applications which use the tools on
Windows and then run them on Unix platforms without change due to the
consistent platform independent interfaces.

Contents of the distribution:

 * mxDateTime - Date/Time Library for Python
 * mxTextTools - Fast Text Parsing and Processing Tools for Python
 * mxProxy - Object Access Control for Python
 * mxBeeBase - On-disk B+Tree Based Database Kit for Python
 * mxURL - Flexible URL Data-Type for Python
 * mxUID - Fast Universal Identifiers for Python
 * mxStack - Fast and Memory-Efficient Stack Type for Python
 * mxQueue - Fast and Memory-Efficient Queue Type for Python
 * mxTools - Fast Everyday Helpers for Python

All available packages have proven their stability and usefulness in
many mission critical applications and various commercial settings all
around the world.

For more information, please see the distribution page:




The 3.1.2 release of the eGenix mx Base Distribution is the latest
release of our open-source Python extensions.

We have fixed a number of small platform issues and added support for
the strptime() function to mxDateTime on Windows. We have also enhanced
the portability of our pre-built Mac OS X binaries.

As always, we are providing pre-built binaries for all supported
platforms, currently: Windows 32-bit, Linux 32-bit, Linux 64-bit,
FreeBSD 32-bit, FreeBSD 64-bit, Mac OS X 32-bit Intel and PPC.

Whether you are using a pre-built package or the source distribution,
installation is a simple "python setup.py install" command in all
cases. The only difference is that the pre-built packages do not
require a compiler to be installed.

For a list of changes, please refer to the eGenix mx Base Distribution
change log at


and the change logs of the various included Python packages.



The download archives and instructions for installing the packages can
be found on the eGenix mx Base Distribution page:




The eGenix mx Base package is distributed under the eGenix.com Public
License 1.1.0 which is an Open Source license similar to the Python
license. You can use the packages in both commercial and non-commercial
settings without fee or charge.

The package comes with full source code



Commercial support for this product is available from eGenix.com.
Please see


for details about our support offerings.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

Professional Python Services directly from the Source  (#1, Jan 29 2009)
>>> Python/Zope Consulting and Support ...        http://www.egenix.com/
>>> mxODBC.Zope.Database.Adapter ...             http://zope.egenix.com/
>>> mxODBC, mxDateTime, mxTextTools ...        http://python.egenix.com/

::: Try our new mxODBC.Connect Python Database Interface for free ! ::::

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