JMS for CPython via JPype?

Steve Menard foo at
Sat Nov 6 19:19:49 CET 2004

David Morgenthaler wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Nov 2004 18:19:25 +0100, Wolfgang Keller
> <wolfgang.keller.nospam at> wrote:
>>sorry for the potentially dumb question, but - would JPype make it possible 
>>for a CPython program to use JMS? It seems that JMS is going to become a
>>standard for (java-based) MOM, so as an excellent middleware language it
>>should be possible for CPython to somehow "talk" (and understand) JMS...
> Your question intrigued me, so I gave it a try. And the anwer (at
> least for JMS Publish/Subscribe TextMessages) is YES.
> The example I wrote is too long to include here, but you can get it at
> It
> includes:
> - Java classes for a publisher (src/messaging/JpypePublisher) and a
> subscriber (src/messaging/JpypeSubscriber). These Java classes, which
> do most of the dirty work of connecting to the JMS server, are used
> from python via jpype.
> - Java classes that test the publisher and subscriber
> (src/messaging/testJpepePublisher, src/messaging/testJpypeSubscriber)
> - A Java interface that is used by python for the JProxy
> - python scripts for publishing and subscribing
> - An build.xml for ant to build and run the Java classes
> The  Java and python publishers and subscribers work in any reasonable
> combination (J pub/J sub, J pub/p sub, p pub/p sub, p pub/J sub, and
> even with multiple subscribers)
> Unzip to a conveniently located folder. You'll find a build.xml for
> ant to build the Java. You'll have to edit (in the testers and in the
> python scripts) the naming and connection factory stuff for your
> situation. You'll also have to edit the python scripts to correctly
> locate your jvm and other classpath information. Once you're correctly
> configured, you can use ant to build and/or execute the Java (type
> "ant help"). And once the Java is built, you can try the python
> versions.
> I can't imagine that this approach wouldn't work for JMS Queues. And
> while I haven't tested it, I don't see anything preventing the use of
> other message types (BinaryMessage, ObjectMessage,...).
> BTW, I don't detect any noticable slowdown in the python versions from
> the Java versions (probably because of the strightforward conversion
> of python strings to Java Strings).
> HTH,
> Dave


This example is amazing! would you be willing to contribute it to a 
Jpype examples/recipe repository? I think such a place would be great 
for those starting to use JPype. And as my documentation is not so good 
(yet), good examples can only help.


Steve Menard

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