ANN: Kamaelia's Axon-1.0.2 For Series60 Released.

Michael Sparks michaels at
Mon Jan 10 13:09:58 CET 2005

Axon-1.0.2 For Series60 has been released!

This is a modified version of Axon 1.0.2 working (with limited
testing - the normal test suite passes) on the Nokia series 60
mobile phones. The key differences are:
   * The debug subsystem has been disabled
   * The directory structure has been flattened.

What is Axon?

Axon is a collection of pure python modules from the Kamaelia project
which allow you to build concurrent systems in a compositional manner
using communicating python generators. Components are python generators
are augmented by inbox and outbox queues (lists) for communication in a
CSP like fashion.

Put another way this allows you to build complex systems out of small
concurrent components in a fashion similar to unix pipelines, except
rather than being limited to just stdin/stdout you can have whatever
inputs/outputs you desire. (The defaults are inbox/outbox,

Axon should be relatively feature complete and the API stable, given
its design has been fleshed by use in the Kamaelia project. Given
Kamaelia components for building network servers, pygame wrappers &
vorbis playback have been written using Axon so far, we expect that
Axon should be useful for other areas where multiple activities need
to be handled within a single thread, whilst allowing the code to
remain looking more or less single threaded.

Documentation is generated directly from the test suite output.

What's new in version 1.0.2-series60?

   * Initial release for series 60
   * API documentation has been added (though a work in progress!)
   * Examples from docs have been fully tested
   * Changes in distribution structure to simplify transferring onto
     Nokia mobiles.

Kamaelia is released under the Mozilla trilicense scheme (MPL/GPL/LGPL).
Specifically you may choose to accept either the Mozilla Public License
1.1, the GNU General Public License 2.0 or the Lesser General Public
License 2.1. Proprietary licensing details available upon request.

Where can I get it?

Axon is a sub-project of the BBC R&D Kamaelia project, which means Axon
is downloadable from

Web pages are here: (includes info on mailing lists)

ViewCVS access is available here:

Best Regards,

Michael.Sparks at    
British Broadcasting Corporation, Research and Development
Kingswood Warren, Surrey KT20 6NP

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