[ANN] python-daemon 1.5.1

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sat Sep 26 10:52:05 CEST 2009

Howdy all,

I'm pleased to announce the release of version 1.5.1 of ‘python-daemon’.

What is python-daemon

The ‘python-daemon’ library is the reference implementation of PEP 3143
<URL:http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-3143/>, “Standard daemon process

The source distribution is available via the PyPI page for this version,
<URL:http://pypi.python.org/pypi/python-daemon/1.5.1/>. The latest
version is always available via the library's PyPI page

What's new in this version

Since version 1.4.8 the following significant improvements have been

* Raise specific errors on failures from the library, distinguishing
  different conditions better.

* Write the PID file using correct OS locking and permissions.

* Implement ‘PIDLockFile’ as subclass of ‘lockfile.LinkFileLock’.

The ‘PIDLockFile’ and ‘TimeoutPIDLockFile’ implementation is in the
process of migrating to the more specific ‘lockfile’ library, with the
assistance of Skip Montanaro; at some future point it will no longer be
part of ‘python-daemon’.

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Ben Finney

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