[ANN] Python Spread Module 1.5 final released

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Tue Jan 25 20:34:45 CET 2005

Release 1.5 (final) of the Spread Module for Python is now available:


No changes have been made since last week's 1.5 beta 1 release.

The primary visible changes since release 1.4 are Mark McClain's new
code to give Mailbox objects a multigroup_multicast() method, and that
the Windows build now works with Spread 3.17.3.  See the download page
for details.

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.

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