with great joy and a little sweat, we're happy to announce txAMQP 0.3 (https://launchpad.net/txamqp), a Python library for communicating with AMQP peers and brokers using Twisted.
This marks an important milestone, as it's the first release made with the help of two new committers not directly involved with Fluidinfo (http://fluidinfo.com): Dan Di Spaltro from Cloudkick (https://www.cloudkick.com) and Thomas Hervé from Canonical (http://www.canonical.com)
On the technical side, this release includes important features such as heartbeat frames (contributed by Anthony Lenton), support for setuptools (contributed by Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn), support for basic_return, and improved support for Thrift - among many other features and fixes.
As a side note, patching Thrift (http://incubator.apache.org/thrift/) is no longer needed, as support for Twisted is now integrated in the official Thrift distribution.
BTW, if you're curious to see what we wrote txAMQP to support, watch the Fluidinfo home page for the alpha launch of FluidDB on Monday :-)