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For information on what's new in Twisted 11.0.0, see the NEWS file that comes with the distribution.
What is this?
Twisted is an event-based framework for internet applications. It includes modules for many different purposes, including the following:
- twisted.application A "Service" system that allows you to organize your application in hierarchies with well-defined startup and dependency semantics,
- twisted.cred A general credentials and authentication system that facilitates pluggable authentication backends,
- twisted.enterprise Asynchronous database access, compatible with any Python DBAPI2.0 modules,
- twisted.internet Low-level asynchronous networking APIs that allow you to define your own protocols that run over certain transports,
- twisted.manhole A tool for remote debugging of your services which gives you a Python interactive interpreter,
- twisted.protocols Basic protocol implementations and helpers for your own protocol implementations,
- twisted.python A large set of utilities for Python tricks, reflection, text processing, and anything else,
- twisted.spread A secure, fast remote object system,
- twisted.trial A unit testing framework that integrates well with Twisted-based code.
Twisted supports integration of the Win32, Tk, GTK+ and GTK+ 2 event loops with its main event loop. There is experimental support for Mac OS X and wxPython event loop integration, which you use at your peril.
For more information, visit http://www.twistedmatrix.com, or join the list at http://twistedmatrix.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/twisted-python
There are many official Twisted subprojects, including clients and servers for web, mail, DNS, and more. You can find out more about these projects at http://twistedmatrix.com/trac/wiki/TwistedProjects
Instructions for installing this software are in INSTALL.
See our unit tests run proving that the software is BugFree(TM):% trial twisted
- Some of these tests may fail if you
- don't have the dependancies required for a particular subsystem installed,
- have a firewall blocking some ports (or things like Multicast, which Linux NAT has shown itself to do), or
- run them as root.
Documentation and Support
Examples on how to use Twisted APIs are located in doc/core/examples; this might ease the learning curve a little bit, since all these files are kept as short as possible. The file doc/core/howto/index.xhtml contains an index of all the core HOWTOs: this should be your starting point when looking for documentation.
Help is available on the Twisted mailing list:
There is also a very lively IRC channel, #twisted, on chat.freenode.net.
All of the code in this distribution is Copyright (c) 2001-2011 Twisted Matrix Laboratories.
Twisted is made available under the MIT license. The included LICENSE file describes this in detail.
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE IS WITH YOU.
IN NO EVENT WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE LIBRARY, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Again, see the included LICENSE file for specific legal details.