I’ve finally released Pykka 2.0, the
first major update to Pykka in almost six years.
Pykka is a Python implementation of the actor model. The actor model
introduces some simple rules to control the sharing of state and cooperation
between execution units, which makes it easier to build concurrent
Pykka 2.0 is a major release because it is backwards incompatible in several
minor ways. However, the backwards incompatible changes should only affect
quite narrow use cases.
Mopidy and its extensions,
which is the largest open source ecosystem I know of that uses Pykka,
runs unmodified on Pykka 2.0.
In this blog post I’ll go through some of the more important improvements in