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execnet: rapid multi-Python deployment

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execnet currently is in maintenance-only mode, mostly because it is still the backend of the pytest-xdist plugin. Do not use in new projects.

execnet provides carefully tested means to ad-hoc interact with Python interpreters across version, platform and network barriers. It provides a minimal and fast API targetting the following uses:

  • distribute tasks to local or remote processes

  • write and deploy hybrid multi-process applications

  • write scripts to administer multiple hosts


  • zero-install bootstrapping: no remote installation required!

  • flexible communication: send/receive as well as callback/queue mechanisms supported

  • simple serialization of python builtin types (no pickling)

  • grouped creation and robust termination of processes

  • interoperable between Windows and Unix-ish systems.

  • integrates with different threading models, including standard os threads, eventlet and gevent based systems.

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