Spread Module 1.5 alpha 1 released

Tim Peters tim.one at comcast.net
Wed Jan 5 22:55:04 CET 2005

Release 1.5a1 of the Spread Module for Python is available from a new home:


About the Spread Module

This package contains a simple Python wrapper module for the Spread toolkit
(see below).  It wraps Spread mailboxes and messages in Python objects with
appropriate methods and attributes, and turns Spread errors into Python
exceptions.  Virtually all Spread features are accessible from Python.  It's
intended to be used with Spread 3.17.3 and Python 2.3.4, although other
combinations are possible.  A source tarball is available, and a Windows
installer with a precompiled spread.pyd (which must be used with a Python in
the 2.3 line).

About Spread

>From the Spread website (<http://www.spread.org>):

Spread is a toolkit that provides a high performance messaging service that
is resilient to faults across external or internal networks.  Spread
functions as a unified message bus for distributed applications, and
provides highly tuned application-level multicast and group communication
support.  Spread services range from reliable message passing to fully
ordered messages with delivery guarantees, even in case of computer failures
and network partitions.

Spread is designed to encapsulate the challenging aspects of asynchronous
networks and enable the construction of scalable distributed applications,
allowing application builders to focus on the differentiating components of
their application.

Changes since release 1.4

Very little has changed:  an obscure alignment bug triggered by people who
changed #define's in Spread's own header files was fixed, and the Windows
setup was changed to work with Spread 3.17.3.  See the download page for

Since so little has changed, 1.5 final will probably be released next.

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