mxODBC Zope/Plone Database Adapter

                            Version 2.1.0

                     for Zope and the Plone CMS

                Available for Plone 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2,
                        Zope 2.12 and 2.13, on
        Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and other platforms

This announcement is also available on our web-site for online reading:


The eGenix mxODBC Zope DA allows you to easily connect your Zope or
Plone CMS installation to just about any database backend on the
market today, giving you the reliability of the commercially supported
eGenix product mxODBC and the flexibility of the ODBC standard as
middle-tier architecture.

The mxODBC Zope Database Adapter is highly portable, just like Zope
itself and provides a high performance interface to all your ODBC data
sources, using a single well-supported interface on Windows, Linux,
Mac OS X, FreeBSD and other platforms.

This makes it ideal for deployment in ZEO Clusters and Zope hosting
environments where stability and high performance are a top priority,
establishing an excellent basis and scalable solution for your Plone

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We are pleased to announce a new version 2.1.0 of our mxODBC
Zope/Plone Database Adapter product.

Updated Plone Support

In this new release, we have focused on a simplified zc.buildout
deployment as used in Plone 4.x and the latest Zope 2.13 releases.

The mxODBC Zope DA is now again compatible with all recent Plone
versions. Please see the mxODBC Zope DA documentation for details on
how to install the product for use in Plone.

For the full list of features, please see the mxODBC Zope DA feature


Enhanced ODBC Driver Support

We have also updated the integrated mxODBC Python Extension to the
latest 3.2 release, which includes a number of important new features
and ODBC driver compatibility enhancements:

 * Added support for the DataDirect ODBC manager on Linux which is
   used by several data warehouse database backends

 * Added MS SQL Server ODBC Driver 1.0 for Linux support

 * Added Teradata support

 * Added Netezza support

 * Switched to unixODBC 2.3.1+ API for better 64-bit support on

 * Enhanced Oracle Instance Client support

 * Enhanced IBM DB2 driver support

 * Enhanced Sybase ASE driver support

 * Enhanced FreeTDS ODBC driver support

 * Enhanced PostgreSQL driver support

 * Enhanced generic support for many other ODBC compatible databases

Please see the mxODBC 3.2 release announcement for a complete set of
changes available in the underlying mxODBC 3.2 package used in mxODBC
Zope/Plone DA 2.1:


Lowered Overall Licensing Costs

Starting with version 2.1, we have also simplified our license terms
to clarify the situation on multi-core and virtual machines. In most
cases, you no longer need to purchase more than one license per
Zope/Plone instance, if you are running on a multi-core processor or
virtual machine, scaling down the overall license costs significantly
compared to earlier mxODBC Zope DA releases.

Minor other changes

 * Error screens have been changed to plain text after the recent hot
   fix which disabled showing HTML in error messages

 * The "Security" tab now also works in Zope 2.13


Users are encouraged to upgrade to this latest mxODBC Zope/Plone DA
release to benefit from the new features and updated ODBC driver

We have taken special care not to introduce backwards incompatible
changes, making the upgrade experience as smooth as possible.

For upgrade purchases, we will give out 20% discount coupons going
from mxODBC Zope DA 1.x to 2.1 and 50% coupons for upgrades from
mxODBC 2.x to 2.1. After upgrade, use of the original license from
which you upgraded is no longer permitted.

Please contact the eGenix.com Sales Team with your existing license
serials for details for an upgrade discount coupon.

If you want to try the new release before purchace, you can request
30-day evaluation licenses by visiting our web-site or writing to
sa...@egenix.com, stating your name (or the name of the company) and
the number of eval licenses that you need.


For more information on the mxODBC Zope Database Adapter, licensing
and download instructions, please visit our web-site:


You can buy mxODBC Zope DA licenses online from the eGenix.com shop at:



Thank you,
Marc-Andre Lemburg

Professional Python Services directly from the Source  (#1, Sep 18 2012)
>>> Python/Zope Consulting and Support ...        http://www.egenix.com/
>>> mxODBC.Zope.Database.Adapter ...             http://zope.egenix.com/
>>> mxODBC, mxDateTime, mxTextTools ...        http://python.egenix.com/
2012-10-29: PyCon DE 2012, Leipzig, Germany ...            41 days to go
2012-10-23: Python Meeting Duesseldorf ...                 35 days to go
2012-08-28: Released mxODBC 3.2.0 ...             http://egenix.com/go31
2012-08-20: Released mxODBC.Connect 2.0.0 ...     http://egenix.com/go30

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