ANN: eGenix mxODBC Distribution 3.0.1 (mxODBC Database Interface)

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  1. ________________________________________________________________________

    ANNOUNCING

    eGenix.com mxODBC Database Interface

    Version 3.0.1


    Our commercially supported Python extension providing
    ODBC database connectivity to Python applications
    on Windows and Unix platforms


    This announcement is also available on our web-site for online reading:
    http://www.egenix.com/company/news/eGenix-mxODBC-Distribution-3.0.1-GA.html

    ________________________________________________________________________

    INTRODUCTION

    The mxODBC Database Interface allows users to easily connect
    Python applications to just about any database on the market
    today - on both Windows and Unix platforms in a highly portable
    and convenient way. This makes mxODBC the ideal basis for writing
    cross-platform database programs and utilities in Python.

    mxODBC is included in the eGenix.com mxODBC Distribution
    for Python, which is part of the eGenix.com mx Extension Series -
    a collection of professional quality software tools aimed at enhancing
    Python's usability in many important areas such as database
    connectivity, fast text processing, date/time processing and
    web site programming.

    The package has proven its stability and usefulness in many mission
    critical applications and various commercial settings all around
    the world. It's been used in production for almost 10 years now.

    * About Python:
    Python is an object-oriented Open Source programming language which
    runs on all modern platforms (http://www.python.org/). By integrating
    ease-of-use, clarity in coding, enterprise application connectivity
    and rapid application design, Python establishes an ideal programming
    platform for todays IT challenges.

    * About eGenix:
    eGenix is a consulting and software product company focused on
    providing professional quality services and products to Python
    users and developers (http://www.egenix.com/).

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    NEWS

    mxODBC 3.0.1 is a patch-level release and includes the following
    updates:

    Enhanced SQL Server ODBC driver support:

    * work-around for using Unicode parameters together with
    cursor.executedirect()
    * bug-fix for cursor.stringformat setting when used with
    cursor.executedirect()
    * improved compatibility by using non-padding character binding
    codes

    Documentation:

    * added more documentation and an example of how to use the new
    connection and cursor error handlers.

    Error handlers were introduced in mxODBC 3.0.0 and allow for much
    greater control over how low-level errors in the interface are to
    be dealt with.

    For the full set of changes please check the mxODBC change log.

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    DOWNLOADS

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

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

    IMPORTANT:
    In order to use the eGenix mxODBC package you will first need to
    install the eGenix mx Base package:

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

    ________________________________________________________________________

    UPGRADING

    You are encouraged to upgrade to this latest mxODBC release, especially
    if you are using MS SQL Server as database server.

    Customers who have purchased mxODBC 3.0 licenses can download and
    install this patch-level release on top of their existing installations.
    The licenses will continue to work with version 3.0.1.

    Users of mxODBC 2.0 will have to purchase new licenses from our online
    shop in order to upgrade to mxODBC 3.0.1.

    You can request 30-day evaluation licenses by writing to
    , stating your name (or the name of the company) and the
    number of eval licenses that you need. We will then issue you licenses
    and send them to you by email. Please make sure that you can receive ZIP
    file attachments on the email you specify in the request, since the
    license files are send out as ZIP attachments.

    _______________________________________________________________________

    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.

    --
    Marc-Andre Lemburg
    eGenix.com

    Professional Python Services directly from the Source (#1, Aug 22 2007)
    >>> Python/Zope Consulting and Support ... http://www.egenix.com/
    >>> mxODBC.Zope.Database.Adapter ... http://zope.egenix.com/
    >>> mxODBC, mxDateTime, mxTextTools ... http://python.egenix.com/

    ________________________________________________________________________

    :::: Try mxODBC.Zope.DA for Windows,Linux,Solaris,MacOSX for free ! ::::


    eGenix.com Software, Skills and Services GmbH Pastor-Loeh-Str.48
    D-40764 Langenfeld, Germany. CEO Dipl.-Math. Marc-Andre Lemburg
    Registered at Amtsgericht Duesseldorf: HRB 46611
    eGenix Team: M.-A. Lemburg, Aug 22, 2007
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