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Tornado is licensed under the Apache Licence, Version 2.0
-To install:
+Automatic installation
+ Tornado is listed in PyPI and can be installed with pip or
+easy_install. Note that the source distribution includes demo
+applications that are not present when Tornado is installed in this
+way, so you may wish to download a copy of the source tarball as well.
+Manual installation
+ tar xvzf tornado-2.3.tar.gz
+ cd tornado-2.3
python build
sudo python install
-Tornado has been tested on Python 2.5 and 2.6. To use all of the features
-of Tornado, you need to have PycURL and (for Python 2.5 only) simplejson
+The Tornado source code is hosted on GitHub:
+On Python 2.6 and 2.7, it is also possible to simply add the tornado
+directory to your PYTHONPATH instead of building with, since
+the standard library includes epoll support.
-On Mac OS X 10.6, you can install the packages with:
+Tornado runs on Python 2.5, 2.6, 2.7 and 3.2.
- sudo easy_install pycurl
+On Python 2.6 and 2.7, there are no dependencies outside the Python
+standard library, although PycURL (version 7.18.2 or higher required;
+version 7.21.1 or higher recommended) may be used if desired.
-On Ubuntu Linux, you can install the packages with:
+On Python 2.5, PycURL is required, along with simplejson and the
+Python development headers (typically obtained by installing a package
+named something like python-dev from your operating system).
- # Python 2.6
- sudo apt-get install python-pycurl
+On Python 3.2, the distribute package is required. Note that Python 3
+support is relatively new and may have bugs.
- # Python 2.5
- sudo apt-get install python-dev python-pycurl python-simplejson
+ Tornado should run on any Unix-like platform, although for the best
+performance and scalability only Linux and BSD (including BSD
+derivatives like Mac OS X) are recommended.

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