[Twisted-Python] finger tutorial question

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Thu Oct 26 19:07:06 EDT 2006

On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 23:42:15 +0200, Ron Arts <ron.arts at netland.nl> wrote:

Hi.  It seems you figured out what was blocking you, but I'd like
to clarify a few points anyhow.

> [snip]
>This looks like a perfect target for Twisted, especially
>because I want to write the GUI client in wxPython.

Twisted doesn't have very good wxPython integration, actually.
It has _something_; whether or not it works varies a lot, and
the level of support likely to be available for it is minimal.

> [snip]
>Another thing is the configuration and packaging.
>The tutorial wants to do:
>mktap finger --file=/etc/users --ircnick=fingerbot
>but that throws me Deprecated fatal errors. BTW I am using the
>official twisted production version 2.4.0.

A Deprecation _Warning_ is what gets written to stderr.  This doesn't
prevent anything from working, it's just a a warning that the _later_
the functionality will probably be removed.  This generally means you
have at least one release (generally more like two, sometimes 10 or 20)
to stop using the functionality.  It is _not_ fatal.

> From the subversion version I understand that mktap will
>cease to exist,

Perhaps someday, but mktap itself isn't even deprecated yet.  The
finger tutorial uses the deprecated plugin system, and that's where
the warning is coming from.  mktap itself still loads plugins from
the old system because the old system is still only deprecated, not


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