Pykka 2.0 released with better ergonomics and performance improvements

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 applications.

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 2.0.

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Mopidy-MPRIS 2.0 released

I’ve released Mopidy-MPRIS 2.0, the first major update to Mopidy-MPRIS in about 3.5 years.

Mopidy-MPRIS is a Mopidy extension that makes Mopidy controllable from other programs on the same machine through D-Bus. This makes it possible to control Mopidy from various widgets in GNOME/KDE/etc, as well as with keyboard media keys.

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Four years of JavaScript churn: Mopidy.js 1.0

Yesterday, I released v1.0.0 of the Mopidy.js JavaScript library. Even though the library serves as the basis for most Mopidy web clients and have been in active use since 2013, this was the first release in almost four years.

Four years is quite a long time in the world of JavaScript.

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