-This package provides a statically-linked version
-of the **zmq** Python library,
-which is the official interface between Python
-and the ØMQ messaging library:
+This package combines the **zmq** Python package
+with a bundled copy of ØMQ
+so that you do not have to install ØMQ separately on your system.
+* ØMQ 2.1.4 — http://www.zeromq.org/
+* PyZMQ 2.1.1 — http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pyzmq/
-The official distribution for the **zmq** library
-is called **pyzmq** here on PyPI,
-and is maintained by Brian E. Granger:
+PyZMQ is the official interface between Python
+and the ØMQ messaging library.
+The official distribution is called **pyzmq** on PyPI,
+and is maintained by Brian E. Granger.
This **pyzmq-static** distribution was created by Brandon Craig Rhodes
after he became frustrated with having to install both libuuid-dev
+| 2011-04-02 — 2.1.4 — ØMQ 2.1.4; PyZMQ 2.1.1.
| 2010-11-17 — 2.0.10 — ØMQ 2.0.10; FreeBSD support.
| 2010-09-27 — 2.0.8 — Mac OS X support.
| 2010-09-15 — 2.0.7a — World debut!
This Python package is statically linked against ØMQ:
it carries its own copy of ØMQ around inside of it.
If your Python program imports other libraries or modules
-that themselves link against ØMQ,
+that themselves expect to link dynamically
+against a system-wide install of ØMQ,
then linking or runtime problems might arise.
See the source files themselves for more information.
And thanks to Jeff Garbers for helping me get the package
-and to Tyler Tarabula for the FreeBSD support!
+to Tyler Tarabula for the FreeBSD support;
+and to Benjamin RK for helping me rewrite ``setup.py``
+when PyZMQ split from being one C extension to almost a dozen!
for ØMQ, pyzmq, and libuuid, and rebuilds the *include* and *src*
directories using the original files.
When new versions of these dependencies come out,
we will update the *get.sh* script,
+ update the *get.sh* script,
tweak the result until it compiles cleanly under Linux and Windows,
and release a new version of **pyzmq-static**.