Friday, May 28, 2010

Pylons 1.0 Released

Pylons 1.0 has been released!

It includes some cleanups to the APIs, of course bug fixes, and finally the removal of legacy compatibility code. The latter significantly reduced the Pylons codebase size, which is always a good thing.

There's also a 0.10 release to mostly ease the transition to the 1.0 changes. That's recommended for existing (especially larger) applications.

Monday, April 19, 2010

SQLAlchemy 0.6 Released With Jython Support

The new SQLAlchemy 0.6 is out with official support for Jython and Python 3, among various other features.

SQLAlchemy on Jython uses JDBC drivers via Jython's builtin zxJDBC DBAPI interface. It currently supports PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle and also MS SQL Server via jTDS.

Those are all well proven JDBC drivers, and they can be even easier to install than CPython C extension drivers. Just add their jar file to your CLASSPATH (or sys.path) and go, no compiling needed.