ANNOUNCE: New Berkeley DB 3.1.x wrappers

Robin Dunn robin at
Thu Dec 14 23:40:00 EST 2000

I'm pleased to announce a beta release of yet another BerkeleyDB wrapper
module for Python.  This one is different from the ones that Gregory P.
Smith and I have done in the past in that it doesn't use SWIG.  This one is
completly hand-crafted, and there are no "shadow classes" or other SWIG
related overhead.

This module provides a nearly complete wrapping of the Sleepycat C API for
the DatabaseEnvironment, Database, Cursor, and Transaction objects, and each
of these is exposed as a Python Type in the bsddb3.db module.  The databse
objects can use different access methods, btree, hash, recno, and queue.
For the first time all of
these are fully supported in the Python wrappers.  Please see the documents
in the docs directory of the distribution, or on the website, for more
details on the types and methods provided.

Robin Dunn
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