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nbhttp - Tools for building non-blocking HTTP components NOTE: This is no longer maintained! See mnot/thor. * About nbhttp nbhttp is a set of libraries for building non-blocking (a.k.a. asynchronous or event-driven) HTTP clients, servers and intermediaries. Its aims are to expose full HTTP functionality in a conformant manner, with the maximum potential for performance. It is NOT YET SUITABLE FOR PRODUCTION USE. In particular, the code has not been optimised or benchmarked, nor are there limits on resource usage, logging or any number of other things that make a practical web server or intermediary a useful thing. However, it's lots of fun to prototype and play with. * Requirements nbhttp needs Python 2.5 or greater; see <http://python.org/> Optionally, it will take advantage of the pyevent extension, if installed. See <http://code.google.com/p/pyevent/>. * Installation If you have setuptools, you can install from the repository: > easy_install nbhttp Otherwise, download a tarball and install using: > python setup.py install * SUPPORT, REPORTING ISSUES AND CONTRIBUTING See <http://github.com/mnot/nbhttp/> to give feedback, report issues, and contribute. * License Copyright (c) 2008-2009 Mark Nottingham Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.