Project Release Information
The new itools.soup package provides a minimal wrapper around the libsoup library. The itools Web server has been rewritten to use this library; the result is better support for the HTTP protocol. Performance of the itools.handlers database system has been much improved.
This release adds a new feature in itools.git, facilities to start a
sub-process that will specialize in calling Git commands. This is useful
for applications that may take more than a little memory, so instead
of forking a big process, a small one is forked. Python 2.6 is now
The itools.vfs has been rewritten to use Gio. The Web server main loop is now based on the GLib. Extraction of text from office files (OpenOffice, MS Office, etc.) is much faster, and so is indexing with Xapian. The database layer (itools.handlers) has been improved with new features: read-only mode and versioning (with Git).
This release brings back the Windows installers. There are also some minor improvements to itools.pdf (PML) and itools.odf. A few bugs were fixed.
The 'frozendict' class has been added and the 'freeze' function has been finished. The 'is_datatype' function has been deprecated. There are various fixes, including #483 and #484.
itools is a collection of Python libraries which