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02 September 2010, 09:23

ActiveState powers up ActivePython

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ActivePython Logo ActiveState has announced that a range of open source packages are being added to ActivePython's Business, Enterprise and OEM editions which bring database connectivity, more supported GUI toolkits and cryptographic libraries. The ActivePython Business and Enterprise editions include service level guarantees for commercial usage of Python in the enterprise.

The newly added packages for database connectivity include mysql-python (for MySQL), psycopg2 (for PostgreSQL), cx_Oracle (for Oracle databases), pyodbc (for ODBC cnnected databases) and pymssql (for Microsoft databases). Cryptography support is provided by M2Crypto, a wrapper around OpenSSL. PyQT, the Python API for the Qt toolkit, and wxPython, the API for the wxWindows toolkit, are now supported to allow ActivePython developers more options when developing cross platform user interfaces.

According to ActiveState, apart from the MySQL module, the new modules will not be in the community editions but are supported for ActivePython 2.6, 2.7 and 3 Business and Enterprise editions. ActivePython Business Edition is priced at $999 per server, per year.

The community editions of ActivePython are available to download under the ActivePython Community License.

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