gevent-socketio is a Python implementation of the Socket.IO
protocol, developed originally for Node.js by LearnBoost and then
ported to other languages. Socket.IO enables real-time web
communications between a browser and a server, using a WebSocket-like
API. One aim of this project is to provide a single
API that works across the different WSGI-based web frameworks out
there (Pyramid, Pylons, Flask, web2py, Django, etc...). Only ~3 lines
of code are required to tie-in
gevent-socketio in your framework.
Note: you need to use the
gevent python WSGI server to use
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ANNOUNCEMENT: This project is in need of a solid maintainer to navigate through the 27+ open Pull Requests, merge what needs to be merged, and continue on with newer developments. @abourget is not putting as much time as he'd like on this project these days. This project has nearly 1000 GitHub Stars.. it's used by major corporations. It's a great project for you to lead. Contact me on Twitter @bourgetalexndre to take more leadership.
Most of the
gevent-socketio implementation is pure Python. There
is an obvious dependency on
gevent, and another on
gevent-websocket. There are integration examples for Pyramid, Flask,
Django and BYOF (bring your own framework!).
Documentation and References
You can read the renderered Sphinx docs at:
Discussion and questions happen on the mailing list:
or in the Github issue tracking:
You can also contact the maintainer:
You can install with standard Python methods:
pip install gevent-socketio
or from source:
git clone git://github.com/abourget/gevent-socketio.git cd gevent-socketio python setup.py install
For development, run instead of
python setup.py develop
If you want to do all of that in a virtualenv, run:
virtualenv env . env/bin/activate python setup.py develop # or install