I'm please to announce the first official release of StandaloneZODB,
the Python object persistency system also known as the Z Object
Database.  ZODB is the object-oriented database underlying Zope; the
StandaloneZODB project's goal is to provide those same facilities to
non-Zope related Python applications.

Today we are releasing StandaloneZODB 1.0 release candidate 1.  We
expect to release the final version on 1-Feb-2002.

StandaloneZODB is based on the same code as the ZODB in Zope, albeit
on a separate release branch.  Its inspiration comes from Andrew
Kuchling's StandaloneZODB project on SourceForge.  While there are
still some differences, the Standalone 1.0 release is the first on the
path toward convergence.  Subsequent releases should complete the
merge of Andrew's and Zope Corporation's packages.

The StandaloneZODB release includes the following components:

    - Core ZODB, including the persistence machinery
    - Standard storages such as FileStorage
    - Supporting modules such as ExtensionClass
    - The persistent BTrees modules
    - ZEO
    - Experimental Berkeley storages
    - Some documentation <wink>

See the README file for details on building and installing
StandaloneZODB.  For details on using ZODB, see Andrew's included user

StandaloneZODB 1.0c1 is released under the ZPL 2.0.  It should be
compatible with all Python versions from Python 2.1 to Python 2.2.  It
may or may not work with versions earlier than Python 2.1.

Download StandaloneZODB-1.0c1.tgz from:


and visit the StandaloneZODB Wiki page at:


See also:


for more information about our long-range ZODB plans.


Barry A. Warsaw
Zope Corporation, Pythonlabs

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