Project Release Information
An SFTP server implementation for the SSH server
was added. wxPython support was improved. IMAPv4
enhancements and bugfixes were made. Display of
tracebacks in error web pages may now be disabled.
An ident protocol implementation (client and
server) was added. Mapping arbitrary child FDs
when running processes on POSIX is now supported.
Initial SOAP client support was written (using
SOAPpy). Partial download support for the FTP
client was added. The web framework now supports
different handlers for different methods (such as
GET or POST). Coverage support was added in the
trial testing framework.
Many small bugs have been fixed. MSN protocol support has been updated to support MSN8P. Conch now supports SSH auth agent.
This release adds a new package, twisted.application, an updated deployment and configuration library. The reactor now supports Mac OS X GUI event loop integration (requires PyObjC). New howtos, including a tutorial, and more Web framework docs are included. The documentation is now better organized, up-to-date with the latest APIs, and in some areas much more extensive.
This release adds client Jabber support, new DOM-like and XPath-like API implementations, and other new features. Major improvements were made to the email protocols (IMAP, SMTP, and POP3), as well as to the authentication backend, cred, which is now used by most protocols. The Woven Web templating is now significantly faster.
This version includes enhanced component support and
logging and IMAP support. In addition, the
documentation for the Web framework is much
enhanced. Python 2.1 is no longer supported - Python
2.2 is the minimal required version.
Twisted is an event-based framework for Internet applications. It includes a Web server, an SMTP/POP3 server, a telnet server, an SSH server, an IRC server, a DNS server, a generic client/server pair for remote object access (Perspective Broker), and APIs for creating new protocols. It supports integration with GTK+, GTK+ 2, Qt, Tkinter, wxPython, Mac OS X (PyObjC) and Win32 event loops. It also supports TCP, SSL and TLS, UDP, Unix sockets, multicast, and serial ports. Supported protocols include HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, TOC, OSCAR (AIM and ICQ), SSH, DNS, IRC, NNTP, Jabber, SOCKSv4, Telnet, SIP (for VoIP), and XML-RPC and SOAP using external packages. Most protocols are supported as both servers and clients.