ANN: Twisted 1.0.4

Itamar Shtull-Trauring itamar at itamarst.org
Mon Apr 21 17:04:38 CEST 2003


Twisted is an event-driven networking framework for server and client
applications. More detailed information can be found after the "What's
New" section.

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What's New in 1.0.4
===================

This release is mainly a bug fix release. 1.0.4 includes large numbers
of bug fixes, small feature enhancements, additional tests and so on.
Additional reliability is assured by our deployment of Brian Warner's
Buildbot (http://buildbot.sf.net) for real-time testing
(http://twistedmatrix.com/~warner.twistd/ -- note that certain
functionality is experimental and therefore the tests will be failing,
but this does not affect the stability or performance of supported,
stable packages).


What is Twisted?
================

Twisted is an event-driven framework for building networked clients and
servers.  It contains a powerful and simple networking core, a
full-featured suite of interoperable protocols, among them a powerful
web server and applications framework.

Twisted supports many event loops for both server apps and GUI
integration on the client side, including:

 - Win32 events, including GUI support
 - GTK+
 - GTK+ 2
 - Qt
 - wxPython
 - Tkinter
 - Java

Twisted can run protocols over TCP, SSL, UDP, multicast, Unix sockets
and subprocesses. It also includes scheduling support, threading
integration, RDBMS event loop integration and other basic requirements
for networked applications.

Also included are implementations of many protocols. In some cases this
includes complete frameworks providing facilities on top of the base
protocol:

 - SSH
 - FTP
 - HTTP, including a complete web framework
 - XML-RPC
 - SOAP server framework
 - NNTP and complete NNTP server framework
 - SOCKSv4 (server only)
 - SMTP
 - IRC
 - telnet
 - POP3
 - AOL's instant messaging TOC
 - OSCAR, used by AOL-IM as well as ICQ (client only)
 - DNS
 - MouseMan serial mice, and GPS devices
 - Twisted Perspective Broker, a remote object protocol





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