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ANNOUNCING

                eGenix.com mx Base Extension Package

                            Version 3.0.0

      Open Source Python extensions providing important and useful
                  services for Python programmers.


This announcement is also available on our web-site for online reading:
http://www.egenix.com/company/news/eGenix-mx-Base-Distribution-3.0-GA.html

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ABOUT

The eGenix.com mx Base Extensions for Python are a collection of
professional quality software tools which enhance Python's usability
in many important areas such as fast text searching, date/time
processing and high speed data types.

The tools have a proven record of being portable across many Unix and
Windows platforms. You can write applications which use the tools on
Windows and then run them on Unix platforms without change due to the
consistent platform independent interfaces.

All available packages have proven their stability and usefulness in
many mission critical applications and various commercial settings all
around the world.

* 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

The 3.0 release of the eGenix mx Base Distributions comes with a huge
number of enhancements, bug fixes and additions.

Some highlights:

    * All mx Extensions have been ported to Python 2.5.

    * mxDateTime has support for working with Python's datetime module
      types, so you can use and combine both if necessary. The parser
      was enhanced to support even more formats and make it more
      reliable than ever before.

    * mxTextTools now fully supports Unicode, so you can parse Unicode
      data just as fast as you can 8-bit string data. The package also
      includes a tag table compiler and new jump target support to
      simplify working with tag tables.

    * mxURL and mxUID were previously released as part of our
      mx Experimental distribution. They have now been integrated into
      the base distribution, providing easy-to-use data types for
      common tasks in web programming.

    * We've switched from the old distutils wininst installer to the
      new MSI installer for the Windows Python 2.5 build. This gives
      you a lot more options for automatic installs, including
      unattended installs.
      See http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.5/msi/ for details.

For a more detailed description of changes, please see the respective
package documentation on our web-site.

As always we are providing pre-compiled versions of the package for
Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and Solaris as well as sources
which allow you to install the package on all other supported
platforms.

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DOWNLOADS

The download archives and instructions for installing the packages can
be found on the eGenix mx Base Distribution page:

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

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UPGRADING

Please note that the 2.0 series of the eGenix mx Base Distribution does
not support Python 2.5 on 64-bit platforms due to the Py_ssize_t
changes in the Python C API.

You are encouraged to upgrade to the new 3.0 series, if you plan to
deploy on 64-bit platforms and use Python 2.5 as basis for your
applications.

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LICENSES & COSTS

The eGenix mx Base package is distributed under the eGenix.com Public
License which is a CNRI Python License style Open Source license.
You can use the package in both commercial and non-commercial settings
without fee or charge.

The package comes with full source code

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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

Professional Python Services directly from the Source  (#1, May 10 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/
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