Long polling HTTP frontend for AMQP
Generic long poll server used by Launchpad and Landscape.
By default txlongpoll attempts to build without going to the network; instead it tries to find all dependencies from download-cache/dist, and you must download all the dependencies yourself.
If you prefer to use resources from the ‘net, PyPI for example, then:
- Remove the –setup-source and –download-base options in Makefile to allow bootstrap.py to download setuptools.
- Comment out the install-from-cache = true line in buildout.cfg to allow bin/buildout to download dependencies.
To run the tests you may also need lp:rabbitfixture (bzr branch lp:rabbitfixture). Build an sdist tarball and drop it into download-cache/dist. You may also need to do the same for testresources-0.2.4_r58 until it reaches PyPI.
txlongpoll needs a recent RabbitMQ with support for rejection. Maverick’s 1.8.0 is not sufficient, but 2.1.1 works fine, so >= Natty is OK.
$ make build
will build only those parts needed to run txlongpoll. No support for tags or testing.
$ make check
will build all the test-related parts of txlongpoll and then do a full test run, but
$ make bin/test
will just do the first part.
There is testrepository <https://launchpad.net/testrepository> support, so you can also do the following:
$ testr init $ testr run
This is probably the best way to develop txlongpoll.
$ bin/twistd txlongpoll
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