eGenix is pleased to announce mxODBC Zope DA™ version 2.0.1, our new Zope/Plone ODBC Database Adapter, with support for Plone 3.2 - 4.0, Zope 2.10 - 2.12 and Python 2.4 - 2.6 on all major platforms.
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 CMS.
We are pleased to announce a new version 2.0.1 of our mxODBC Zope DA product.
With the patch level 2.0.1 release we have backported the mxODBC Zope DA product to
also run on Zope 2.10, 2.11 as well as Python 2.4. This was done to
meet popular demand, since Plone 3 still uses these Zope and Python
The mxODBC Zope DA is now fully compatible with all recent Plone versions, including the upcoming Plone 4.0 release. Please see the mxODBC Zope DA documentation for details on how to install the product for use in Plone.
Compared to the previous 1.0 version of the mxODBC Zope DA, the 2.0 version includes these enhancements:
Includes mxODBC 3.1 with
updated support for many current ODBC drivers, giving you more
portability and features for a wider range of database backends.
Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) support.
Python 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6 support.
Zope 2.10, 2.11 and 2.12support.
Zero maintenance support to automatically reconnect the Zope connection after a network or database problem.
More flexible Unicode support with options to work with pure Unicode, plain strings or mixed setups - even for databases that don't support Unicode
Automatic and transparent text encoding and decoding.
More flexible date/time support including options to work with Python datetime objects, mxDateTime, strings or tuples
New decimal support to have the Zope DA return decimal column values using Python's decimal objects.
Fully eggified to simplify easy_install and zc.buildout based installation