mxCrypto is an extension package that provides OO-style access to the cipher algorithms and hash functions included in OpenSSL/SSLeay, a very nifty cryptographic library originally written by Eric Young and now maintained by the OpenSSL team. Its main purpose is filling in the missing parts in Andrew Kuchling's pycrypt export package with high quality implementations. Due to the ITAR export restrictions on cryptographic software, Andrew's implementations are not legally downloadable from outside the US.
mxDateTime is a Python module designed to do complex date/time handling with Python. It includes new Python extensions objects for storing and working with date and time as well as date/time parsers, access to the NIST time services and many different conversion routines to other well-known date/time standards such as ISO, ARPA, COM dates, Unix ticks, JDN, MJD, TJD and others.
mxODBC is an extension package that provides a Python Database API compliant interface to ODBC 3.5 capable database drivers and managers. In addition to the capabilities provided through the standard API it also provides a rich set of catalog methods that allow you to scan the database for tables, procedures, etc. Furthermore, it uses the mxDateTime package for date/time value interfacing eliminating most of the problems these types normally introduce (other in/output formats are available too). Supported database targets are MySQL, Solid, Sybase, Oracle, Infomix, Adabas, MS Access, MS SQL Server and many other databases with ODBC drivers. Also supported are the Windows ODBC manager and the Unix ODBC managers iODBC and unixODBC, as well as the EasySoft ODBC-ODBC bridge.
The eGenix mxODBC Zope Database Adapter (Zope DA) allows you to easily connect your Zope installation to just about any database backend. Unlike Zope's ZODBC Zope DA, the mxODBC Zope DA works on Windows, Linux, and Solaris using the same interface. It implements thread-safe connection pooling and multiple physical connects per logical Zope connection. You can safely run Z SQL Methods in parallel, achieving much better performance than ZODBC Zope DA or similar database adapters under heavy load. This makes it ideal for deployment in clusters and hosting environments where stability and high performance are a priority.