KBUS is a lightweight messaging system for Linux, particularly aimed at embedded platforms. Message passing is managed by a kernel module, via reading/writing '/dev/kbus0' style devices. Python bindings are provided along with libraries for C, C++ and Java.
You might want to look at:
- The specification. Start reading here to learn more about KBUS and how you might use it.
- Getting Started - what source to download, how to build it and get to the point where you can use KBUS in your own software.
- The full documentation.
- Development History.
KBUS is considered stable; we use it for a number of client projects.
Past development work was concentrated on:
- peer-to-peer messaging support (allowing messages to be sent from one KBUS device to another, on the same or a different machine).
- tidying up the kernel module, with the idea of submitting it to Linux (which was, in fact, quite instructive)
Current development work is more oriented towards:
- better integration with the muddle build system
- in-kernel builds
- updating the documentation