ANN: eGenix mx Base Distribution 3.1.1

eGenix Team: M.-A. Lemburg info at
Tue Aug 5 14:47:02 CEST 2008



            mx Base Distribution

                             Version 3.1.1

       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 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.

* About Python:
Python is an object-oriented Open Source programming language which
runs on all modern platforms ( By integrating
ease-of-use, clarity in coding, enterprise application connectivity
and rapid application design, Python establishes an ideal programming
platform for todays IT challenges.

* About eGenix:
eGenix is a consulting and software product company focused on
providing professional quality services and products to Python
users and developers (



The 3.1.1 release of the eGenix mx Base Distribution is a patch level
release which fixes an installation problem with our pre-built packages
on Mac OS X and some older Linux platforms.

This is also the first release with Python 2.6 support ! For now, we
only ship Linux pre-built versions for Python 2.6. Once the final
version of Python 2.6 is released, we will also provide Windows
installers and pre-build packages for the other platforms that we

For a list of changes compared to the older version 3.0 of the package,
please see the eGenix mx Base 3.0 release announcement:



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 Public
License 1.1.0 which is a CNRI Python License style Open Source
license.  You can use the package in both commercial and
non-commercial settings without fee or charge.

The package comes with full source code



Commercial support for these packages is available from
Please see

for details about our support offerings.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

Professional Python Services directly from the Source  (#1, Aug 05 2008)
>>> Python/Zope Consulting and Support ...
>>> mxODBC.Zope.Database.Adapter ...   
>>> mxODBC, mxDateTime, mxTextTools ...

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