[IPython-dev] zmq fork

Brian Granger ellisonbg@gmail....
Mon Mar 26 22:53:04 CDT 2012


On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 8:27 PM, Jason Grout
<jason-sage@creativetrax.com> wrote:
> I just noticed that some of the main developers of zeromq forked zeromq
> to create the "Crossroads" project [1].  Does anyone have any idea how
> this affects IPython (or are people just waiting and seeing what happens
> at this point)?

Yep, this is going to take a while to bake out and we just need to
wait it out.  In open source competition is good at the end of the
day.  May be some pain in the middle though.  PyZMQ (the Python
bindings for zeromq) are popular enough that I am confident that the
Crossroads developers will work hard to make sure that Crossroads
works with PyZMQ.  They currently have a zeromq compatability mode the
makes this possible.  My personal hope is that PyZMQ can work with
both zeromq and Crossroads, even if they diverge somewhat.  From
IPython's perspective, as long as PyZMQ works with either zeromq or
Crossroads, we are set.  If Crossroads and zeromq diverge in more
significant ways, we will have to decide how to handle that.  But I
think all of those decisions will be made within PyZMQ, so users of
PyZMQ won't really have to worry much.

Cheers,

Brian

Cheers,

Brian

> Thanks,
>
> Jason
>
> [1] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.network.zeromq.devel/14040
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