Apache Software Foundation Releases mod_python 3.1.0 Alpha

The Apache Software Foundation and The Apache HTTP Server Project have announced the 3.1.0 alpha release of mod_python. The two groups took care to note that the new release is primarily to encourage more widepspread testing of the code, not for use in production servers. Hoping to encourage more widespread testing, the Apache Software Foundation has released mod_python 3.1.0 alpha, which allows for use of the popular Python scripting language for Apache programming.

Some of the new features found in the release inculde:

  • Server-side sessions with memory or dbm-based storage and session locking support.
  • PSP - a fast flex-based scanner which allows embedding Python code within HTML.
  • Native cookie support, including support for automatic cryptographic cookie signing and marshalling.
  • Compatibility with Python 2.3, as well as many other enhancements.

Mod_python 3.1.0a is available for download from http://httpd.apache.org/modules/python-download.cgi.

This article was originally published on Sep 2, 2003
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