ANN: eGenix.com mxODBC Database Interface Version 2.0.1
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Sat Mar 31 01:27:25 CEST 2001
eGenix.com mxODBC Database Package for Python
Full Source Python extensions providing important and useful
services for Python programmers.
WHAT IS IT ?:
The eGenix.com mxODBC Database Package for Python is part of the
eGenix.com mx Extension Series for Python, a collection of
professional quality software tools which enhance Python's usability
in many important areas such as ODBC database connectivity, fast text
processing, date/time processing and web site programming.
WHAT'S NEW ?
This patch release fixes a few problems which were found by users on
* Execution of SQL commands lead to a hanging Python processes for
* Handling of date/time values resulted in exceptions on some
Due to popular demand, I am now also providing precompiled Windows
binaries for the older Python 1.5.2 version. Binaries for Python 2.1
will be announced after its final release.
theKompany.com has licensed the eGenix.com mx Commercial Package
(which includes mxODBC) for inclusion in their brand new Qt-based
Python IDE BlackAdder. It allows developing portable GUI-based
database applications which run on Windows and Linux platforms without
any change to the source code.
BlackAdder includes a 1 CPU license for this package at no extra cost,
so you may want to check out their great new product. See
EGENIX.COM MX COMMERCIAL PACKAGE OVERVIEW:
mxODBC - Generic ODBC 2.0-3.5 interface for Python
mxODBC is an extension package that provides a Python Database
API compliant interface to ODBC capable database drivers and
In addition to the capabilities provided through the standard DB
API it also gives access to a rich set of catalog methods which
allow you to scan the database for tables, procedures,
etc. Furthermore, it uses the mxDateTime package for date/time
value interfacing eliminating most of the problems these types
normally introduce (other in/output formats are available too).
mxODBC allows you to interface to more than one database from one
process, making inter-database interfacing very flexible and
The source version includes a varity of preconfigured setups for
many commonly used databases such as MySQL, Oracle, Informix,
Solid, SAP DB, Sybase ASA and ASE, DBMaker and many more. The
precompiled versions for Windows and Linux include the interfaces
to the standard ODBC manager on these platforms to allow for a
more easily configurable setup.
More details are available at:
WHERE CAN I GET IT ?
The download archives and instructions for installing the packages can
be found at:
Note that in order to use mxODBC you will also need to install the
eGenix.com mx BASE package which can be downloaded from the same
WHAT DOES IT COST ?
mxODBC comes with a licenses which allows non-commercial use at no
charge, but costs a moderate fee for commercial use. Please see
for details. The package comes with full source code.
WHERE CAN I GET SUPPORT ?
Commercial quality support for these packages is available from
eGenix.com Software GmbH. Please see
for details about the eGenix support offerings.
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