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Twisted Weekly News #10

Twisted Weekly News #10
Author: Luc Stepniewski
Revision: 1.0
Date: 2003-11-23
Copyright: © The Twisted Community


* The Twisted Weekly News
* Discussions
* Cool Thing of the Week
* Current releases

There wasn’t too much mail this week, so I merged the previous TWN with the current, as I was ill last week.

If you have any new information, ideas, announcements for the next TWN, please write to me, <>. TWN is also available as HTML formated ReST on
The Twisted Weekly News

9&10th Issue. Sunday, December 28, 2003

QOTW:: From a mail by Alan McIntyre: “I just wanted to thank the Twisted developers for making such a cool piece of software. […] Thanks to Twisted and Python, I was able to start from scratch and put together a server to present some of this data via XML-RPC in about 2 or 3 hours (and that includes looking up a lot of stuff in the documentation).”


* Jonathan Simms asked for help on his new (new) ftp server code which is currently in sandbox. He asks for help to resolve some problems with authentication on the Windows side.
* More and more people are becoming interested in integrating Twisted stuff into their projects. Last week, RodrigB asked about The Circle. This week, Valentino Volonghi asks about the possibility (wish) to replace the pygame event loop with a Twisted reactor.
* Michal Pasternak made some tests on Twisted, and noticed some performance degradation after 40 simultaneous connections. Itamar replied there wasn’t anything hardcoded that would change Twisted behaviour above 40 simultaneous connections.

Cool Thing of the Week

* Treasure of code examples and tutorials for nevow ( fzZzy updated his new blog on LiveJournal with a lot of code samples he wrote for people who asked questions on irc. The second lecture he gave on irc is also available ( With these docs and the previous more “in-depth” documentation from justinj ( you do not any excuse for not learning nevow!
* SFTP support in Zope (using Twisted!) ( Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote some support ( the sftp protocol to be included in Zope. The result may be available as a separate product in a near future.
* Impacket ( Not related to Twisted, but interesting anyway.Itamar recommended us to take a look at this python library which provides low-level programmatic access to network packets (tcp, udp, etc.). There is also a python pcap implementation on their web site.
* Reminder about the web forum ( May I remind you that a web interface exists for those that prefer reading informations online? We’re barely 8 now, but nobody posts anything which can be discussed :-(

Current releases

* Twisted: 1.1.1 (released 2003-12-10)
* Quotient: 0.8.8 (released 2003-12-12)
* Twisted Java: 0.6.1

Ok, that’s it for this week. Thanks for reading!

Lior Gradstein <>

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