ANN: eGenix pyOpenSSL Distribution 0.8.0-0.9.8i-1

eGenix Team: M.-A. Lemburg info at
Fri Dec 19 11:05:45 CET 2008



          pyOpenSSL Distribution

                        Version 0.8.0-0.9.8i-1

             An easy to install and use repackaged distribution
               of the pyOpenSSL Python interface for OpenSSL -
                  available on Windows and Unix platforms

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



The pyOpenSSL Distribution includes everything you need to
get started with SSL in Python. It comes with an easy to use installer
that includes the most recent OpenSSL library versions in pre-compiled

pyOpenSSL is an open-source Python add-on (
that allows writing SSL aware networking applications as well as
certificate management tools.

OpenSSL is an open-source implementation of the SSL protocol

For more information, please see the product page:



This third release of the pyOpenSSL Distribution upgrades
pyOpenSSL to version 0.8, which includes a few bug fixes related to

Please note that OpenSSL, the underlying SSL engine, does not allow
sharing connections between threads. This is a little known fact which
could in the past cause pyOpenSSL to crash Python. Jean-Paul Calderone,
the maintainer of pyOpenSSL, has added fixes in 0.8 to prevent those

We have also fixed several compiler warnings found in the code. The
version of pyOpenSSL you find in the source release has those patches

Binaries are available for Linux x86 and x64 as well as Windows x86 and
include pyOpenSSL 0.8.0 as well as the OpenSSL 0.9.8i libraries.



The download archives and instructions for installing the package can
be found at:



Before installing this version of pyOpenSSL, please make sure that
you uninstall any previously installed pyOpenSSL version. Otherwise,
you could end up not using the included OpenSSL libs.



Commercial support for these packages is available from
Please see

for details about our support offerings.

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