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ActivePython Upgrades Announced

ActiveState is adding key Python packages to its ActivePython lineup -- modules for GUI development, secure connections, proprietary and open source databases, and cryptographic capabilities to ensure secure, authenticated connections to databases, servers and web services. The newly released modules include M2Crytpo, PyQt, wxPython, popular database connectors for PostgreSQL, MySQL pyODBC and well-known proprietary databases.

PyQt is a blending of Python programming language and the Qt library and is useful as a rapid prototyping tool for applications. PyQt implements around 300 classes and over 5,750 functions and methods.

ActivePython now includes key Python packages to connect the mysql-python, psycopg2, cx_Oracle, pyodbc, and pymssql databases.

M2Crypto is one of the primary Python tools for providing security and is the most complete Python wrapper for OpenSSL. OpenSSL is a cryptographic library that provides implementations of encryption algorithms such as 3DES ("triple DES"), AES and RSA, as well as message digest algorithms and message authentication codes.

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