"""COMKit This plug-in for Webware for Python allows COM objects such as ADO to be used in free-threading mode in a threaded app server. See Appendix D of the fine book Python Programming on Win32 by Mark Hammond and Andy Robinson for details. To use COM, simply set EnableCOM to 1 in your AppServer.config file. This causes the app server threads to be configured properly for COM free-threading. Then go ahead and use win32com inside your servlets. """ __all__ =  # This function gets called by the app server during initialization def InstallInWebKit(appServer): # See if enabling COM was requested if appServer.setting('EnableCOM', 0): # This must be done BEFORE pythoncom is imported -- see the book mentioned above. import sys sys.coinit_flags = 0 # Get the win32 extensions import pythoncom # Set references to the COM initialize and uninitialize functions appServer._initCOM = pythoncom.COINIT_MULTITHREADED appServer.initCOM = pythoncom.CoInitializeEx appServer.closeCOM = pythoncom.CoUninitialize # Monkey-patch this instance of the appServer # Grab references to the original initThread and delThread bound # methods, which we will replace appServer.originalInitThread = appServer.initThread appServer.originalDelThread = appServer.delThread # Create new versions of initThread and delThread which will call the # old versions def newInitThread(self): # This must be called at the beginning of any thread that uses COM self.initCOM(self._initCOM) # Call the original initThread self.originalInitThread() def newDelThread(self): # Call the original delThread self.originalDelThread() # Uninitialize COM self.closeCOM() # Replace the initThread and delThread methods with our new versions import new appServer.initThread = new.instancemethod(newInitThread, appServer, appServer.__class__) appServer.delThread = new.instancemethod(newDelThread, appServer, appServer.__class__) print 'COM has been enabled.'