Current Status

Last updated: Nov 11, 2006, Michael Sparks
Axon - Core Concurrency framework- version 1.5.1 - overview of status
  • API Stable for generator components
  • Beta status API for Thread based components
  • Non-CPU-greedy capable (scheduler can sleep and be awoken by threads)
  • Production ready (>6 months on a running system)
Kamaelia - the toy box - version 0.5.0
  • Full coverage of core aims (introspection, network, graphics & codec capable, graphical systems composer, large examples)
  • API is subject to change (hence 0.5.0 status), but includes:
    • Network - beta production ready (TCP/UDP/Multicast clients/servers)
    • Graphics/GUI capabilities - Pygame, OpenGL, Tkinter (stable)
    • Protocols - HTTP, BitTorrent - beta status
    • Codec support - Dirac (encode/decode), Vorbis(decode), Speex(encode/decode), MP3 (decode - via pymedia)
    • PyMedia based support for some audio codecs & audio capture
    • Devices:
      • Alsa, DVB (digital TV broadcast)
    • Unix Shell outs
      • eg to call transcoding tools
  • Larger scale systems in the distribution
    • Kamaelia Macro (timeshift & transcode what's broadcast for viewing at a more convenient time)
    • P2P Whiteboard (supporting multiple pages, linked whiteboards, audio mixing and retransmission, etc)
    • Compose - a graphical composition tool for creating pipelines
    • Axon Shell - a specialised command line allowing the launch of components as well as programs
    • Axon Visualiser - a pygame based system for visualising what's going on inside a Kamaelia system (uses a physics model (based on a lava lamp(!) )for layout that we've had repeated comments looks fun/attractive :)
    • Show - a presentation tool
  • Examples for many major subsystems
  • Extensive Documentation (at minimum detailed module level docs - ala pydoc)
Ongoing Projects
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