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Xbus Broker written in Python3

Project Description is the central piece of the Xbus project.

Related projects:


Xbus is an Enterprise service bus. As such it aims to help IT departments achieve a better application infrastructure layout by providing a way to urbanize the IT systems.

The goals of urbanization are:
  • high coherence
  • low coupling
More information about Xbus:


Get requirements: python3-dev, 0mq, python3 and redis:

$ sudo apt-get install libzmq3-dev python3 python3-dev redis-server virtualenvwrapper

Set up a virtualenv with Python 3:

$ mkvirtualenv -p /usr/bin/python3 xbus

Install the package:

$ pip install


Create configuration files (eg for the 0.1.3 version):

$ wget -O config.ini
$ wget -O logging.ini

Edit the files following comments written inside. Note: Ensure the path to the logging file is an absolute path.

Initialize the database

Run the “setup_xbusbroker” program:

$ setup_xbusbroker -c config.ini

Migrating an existing database

Use the “migrate_xbus_broker” project. Instructions are on <>.


Run the “start_xbusbroker” program:

$ start_xbusbroker -c config.ini


Sorted by commit date:


0.2.0 (2016-06-27)

  • Better message state tracking.
  • Undelivered messages are re-sent when the recipient comes back.
  • More logging.
  • Documentation improvements.
  • Upgrade step: Migrate the DB to version 1 using <>.

0.1.5 (2015-05-25)

  • Update requirements.

0.1.4 (2015-05-18)

  • Update the setup script wrt permission changes.
  • Define required package versions in and document why some are frozen.

0.1.3 (2015-05-11)

  • Improve the README and configuration file paths.

0.1.2 Initial release (2015-05-11)

  • Initial implementation of the Xbus broker in Python 3.
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