[Twisted-Python] Noob alert - Looking for a framework for creating a long polling service

ssteinerX@gmail.com ssteinerx at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 16:58:43 EDT 2010

On Mar 31, 2010, at 4:26 PM, Reza Lotun wrote:

> Hi,
>> I am looking for a framework for doing a long polling service where :
>> clients would connect to a soecific 'channel' and wait for a response
>> Where a client admin would push a response only to clients connected to the
>> same channel
> There is a project built on top of Twisted that does exactly this,
> called Orbited (http://orbited.org/). It works, and I use it for
> internal real-time stats web pages. The one caveat I have with it is
> that it recently appears to be somewhat inactive - though I use it so
> much I might fork it and continue development ;-)

It seems to have completely stalled just before the big 0.8 refactoring effort.

Have you continued, or do you plan to continue development where it was left off?

They all seem to have gone off to play with node.js instead.

> If you're looking for a scalable, long-polling queue broadcaster *in
> general*, I highly suggest nginx_http_push - an addon module for the
> popular C-based asynchronous web server nginx
> (http://pushmodule.slact.net/).

Very cool, I hadn't seen that before.


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