ANN: Twisted 1.0.3, the framework of your internet

Itamar Shtull-Trauring itamar at itamarst.org
Sun Feb 16 21:21:35 CET 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 1.0.3
===================

- Refactored Lore documentation generator
- Improvements to the instant messaging package
- Generic listener and connector support in the reactor
- PyUI event loop integration
- Many bug fixes, documentation improvements, and small feature
enhancements


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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