Subject: pkg/21830: NEW PKG: net/py-twisted-1.0.5
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/09/2003 14:43:57
>Number:         21830
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       NEW PKG: net/py-twisted-1.0.5
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Jun 09 10:44:00 UTC 2003
>Originator:     Michal Pasternak <>
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6.1
System: NetBSD 1.6.1 NetBSD 1.6.1 (GENERIC) #0: Tue Apr 8 12:05:52 UTC 2003 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
Twisted is a framework, written in Python, for writing networked applications. 
It includes implementations of a number of commonly used network services such
as a web server, an IRC chat server, a mail server, a relational database 
interface and an object broker. Developers can build applications using all of 
these services as well as custom services that they write themselves. Twisted 
also includes a user authentication system that controls access to services and
provides services with user context information to implement their own security

Twisted provides important features needed for networking programming, both at
 the high and low levels:

* Pluggable event loops allowing the developer to take advantage of platform-
  specific capabilities.

* Abstractions of protocols and transports.

* Through Twisted Spread, mechanisms for network encoding of data (in Python, 
  Java, ELisp, and other languages), to a full-blown distributed object system.