ANN: eGenix pyOpenSSL Distribution 0.8.1-0.9.8j now also for Mac OS X

eGenix Team: M.-A. Lemburg info at egenix.com
Wed Mar 18 15:35:23 CET 2009


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ANNOUNCING

                   eGenix.com pyOpenSSL Distribution

                         Version 0.8.1-0.9.8j


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


This announcement is also available on our web-site for online reading:
http://www.egenix.com/company/news/eGenix-pyOpenSSL-Distribution-0.8.1-0.9.8j-1-GA.html

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INTRODUCTION

The eGenix.com 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
form.

pyOpenSSL is an open-source Python add-on (http://pyopenssl.sf.net/)
that allows writing SSL aware networking applications as well as
certificate management tools.

OpenSSL is an open-source implementation of the SSL protocol
(http://www.openssl.org/).

For more information, please see the product page:

    http://www.egenix.com/products/python/pyOpenSSL/

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NEWS

This new release of the eGenix.com pyOpenSSL Distribution fixes a
serious problem in pyOpenSSL 0.8 related to threaded applications.

The problem causes invalid thread states in the Python interpreter which
then result in random core dumps and seg faults. The patch was provided
by Maxim Sobolev on SourceForge:

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=2543118&group_id=31249&atid=401760

Note that this patch has not yet been integrated into upstream
pyOpenSSL.

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

Binaries are available for Linux x86 and x64 as well as Windows x86
and Mac OS X PPC/Intel. They include pyOpenSSL and the necessary
OpenSSL libraries.

For Plone users and friends of buildout scripts, we have added
pre-built binaries for Windows. They install just like the Linux
versions and allow easy integration of the archives into buildout
scripts.

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DOWNLOADS

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

    http://www.egenix.com/products/python/pyOpenSSL/

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UPGRADING

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.

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SUPPORT

Commercial support for these packages is available from eGenix.com.
Please see

    http://www.egenix.com/services/support/

for details about our support offerings.

Enjoy,
-- 
Marc-Andre Lemburg
eGenix.com

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