ANN: eGenix mx Base Distribution 3.2.7 (mxDateTime, mxTextTools, etc.)

eGenix Team: M.-A. Lemburg info at
Tue Dec 10 10:43:52 CET 2013



          mx Base Distribution

             mxDateTime, mxTextTools, mxProxy, mxURL, mxUID,
                  mxBeeBase, mxStack, mxQueue, mxTools

                            Version 3.2.7

                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 - Easy to use 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

The package also include a number of helpful smaller modules in the
mx.Misc subpackage, such as mx.Misc.ConfigFile for config file parsing
or mx.Misc.CommandLine to quickly write command line applications in

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 3.2.7 release of the eGenix mx Base Distribution is the latest
release of our open-source Python extensions. It includes these fixes
and enhancements:


 * mxBeeBase: Fixed a problem with using larger BeeDict keysizes on
   64-bit platforms. These now work for keysizes between 25 and 659
   characters as well. Also extended the possible keysizes for 32-bit
   platform to 670 characters. Thanks to Andrey Rzhetsky for pointing
   us to the problem.

 * mx.Misc.FileLock: Fixed a typo in a FileLock class name.

eGenix mx Base Distribution 3.2.0 was release on 2012-08-28. Please
see the eGenix mx Base Distribution 3.2.0 announcement for new
features in the 3.2 major release:

For a full list of changes, please refer to the eGenix mx Base
Distribution change log and the change logs of the various included
Python packages.



We encourage all users to upgrade to this latest eGenix mx Base
Distribution release.

If you are upgrading from eGenix mx Base 3.1.x, please see the eGenix
mx Base Distribution 3.2.0 release notes for details on what has
changed since the 3.1 major release.

For a full 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 eGenix mx Base package is distributed under the 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



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

As always, we are providing pre-built binaries for all common
platforms: Windows 32/64-bit, Linux 32/64-bit, FreeBSD 32/64-bit, Mac
OS X 32/64-bit. Source code archives are available for installation on
all other Python platforms, such as Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, etc.

To simplify installation in Zope/Plone and other egg-based systems, we
have also precompiled egg distributions for all platforms. These are
available on our own PyPI-style index server for easy and automatic
download. Please see the download instructions for details:

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



Commercial support for this product is available from
Please see

for details about our support offerings.



For more information on the eGenix mx Base Distribution, documentation
and installation notes, please visit our web-site:

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    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 today's IT challenges.

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    focusing on expert project services and professional quality
    products for companies, Python users and developers.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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>>> mxODBC.Zope/Plone.Database.Adapter ...
>>> mxODBC, mxDateTime, mxTextTools ...
2013-12-10: Released eGenix mx Base 3.2.7 ...
2013-12-06: Released eGenix PyRun 1.3.1 ...

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