Elixir 0.6.0 released!

Gaetan de Menten gdementen at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 12:31:50 CEST 2008

I am very pleased to announce that version 0.6.0 of Elixir
(http://elixir.ematia.de) is now
available. As always, feedback is very welcome, preferably on Elixir
mailing list.

Please look at: http://elixir.ematia.de/trac/wiki/Migrate05to06 for
detailed upgrade notes.

Here are the highlights for this release:
- Added support for SQLAlchemy 0.5
- Better support for entities spread across several modules: in
relationship definitions, you don't have to use the "full path" to the
other entity anymore.
- Changed the default session characteristics to be more inline with
SQLAlchemy defaults (if you were using the default session, please
look at those upgrade notes!).
- New methods on the base entity to update entities from or dump
entities to a hierarchical (JSON-like) dictionary structure.

It also features a bunch of bugfixes, mostly related to non-default
schema and autoloaded entities.

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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