Elixir 0.4.0 released!

Gaetan de Menten gdementen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 14:49:47 CET 2007

I am very pleased to announce that version 0.4.0 of Elixir is now
available. As always, feedback is very welcome, preferably on Elixir
mailing list.

Highlights for this release

- Implemented a new attribute-based syntax to declare fields and relationships,
  which is much closer to what is found in other Python ORM's.

- Full support for SQLAlchemy 0.4

- Implemented polymorphic single-table inheritance as well as polymorphic and
  non-polymorphic multi-table (aka joined table) inheritance.

- Added versioning extension to keep track to all changes to your entities by
  storing them in a secondary table.

- Extended documentation (tutorial and others).

Please see http://elixir.ematia.de/trac/wiki/Migrate03to04 for detailed
upgrade notes.

The full list of changes can be seen at:

What is Elixir?

Elixir is a declarative layer on top of the SQLAlchemy library. It is
a fairly thin wrapper, which provides the ability to create simple
Python classes that map directly to relational database tables (this
pattern is often referred to as the Active Record design pattern),
providing many of the benefits of traditional databases without losing
the convenience of Python objects.

Elixir is intended to replace the ActiveMapper SQLAlchemy extension,
and the TurboEntity project but does not intend to replace
SQLAlchemy's core features, and instead focuses on providing a simpler
syntax for defining model objects when you do not need the full
expressiveness of SQLAlchemy's manual mapper definitions.

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