eGenix pyOpenSSL Distribution 0.8.0-0.9.8i-1 GA

eGenix pyOpenSSL Distribution 0.8.0-0.9.8i-1 GA

eGenix is pleased to announce the eGenix pyOpenSSL Distribution 0.8.0-0.9.8i-1 for Python 2.3 - 2.6.


The pyOpenSSL Distribution includes everything you need to get started with SSL in Python. It comes with an easy to use installer that includes the most recent OpenSSL library versions in pre-compiled

pyOpenSSL is an open-source Python add-on that allows writing SSL-aware networking applications as as certificate managment tools. It uses the OpenSSL library as performant and robust SSL engine.

OpenSSL is an open-source implementation of the SSL protocol.


This third release of the pyOpenSSL Distribution upgrades pyOpenSSL to version 0.8, which includes a few bug fixes related to threading.

Please note that OpenSSL, the underlying SSL engine, does not allow sharing connections between threads. This is a little known fact which could in the past cause pyOpenSSL to crash Python. Jean-Paul Calderone, the maintainer of pyOpenSSL, has added fixes in 0.8 to prevent those crashes.

We have also fixed several compiler warnings found in the code. The version of pyOpenSSL you find in the source release has those patches applied.

Binaries are available for Linux x86 and x64 as well as Windows x86 and include pyOpenSSL 0.8.0 as well as the OpenSSL 0.9.8i libraries.


Please visit the eGenix pyOpenSSL Distribution page for downloads, instructions on installation and documentation of the package.


Before installing this version of pyOpenSSL, please make sure that you uninstall any previously installed pyOpenSSL version. Otherwise, you could end up not using the included OpenSSL libs.

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Marc-Andre Lemburg,

Published: 2008-12-19