-Beaker 0.8 has updated support for database backed sessions to provide easier
-methods for pruning the database and more efficient access.
+Beaker is a web session and general caching library that includes WSGI
+middleware for use in web applications.
+As a general caching library, Beaker can handle storing for various times
+any Python object that can be pickled with optional back-ends on a
-Beaker 0.7 was a new and refactored update to Beaker built on code from the
-package MyghtyUtils, originally used in the Myghty project. It implements a
-full set of cache functionality along with sessions that can utilize the
+Beaker was built largely on the code from MyghtyUtils, then refactored and
+extended with database support.
Beaker includes Cache and Session WSGI middleware to ease integration with
WSGI capable frameworks, and is automatically used by `Pylons