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python-daemon 1.5.1 released

From:  Ben Finney <>
Subject:  [ANN] python-daemon 1.5.1
Date:  Sat, 26 Sep 2009 18:52:05 +1000
Message-ID:  <>

Howdy all,

I'm pleased to announce the release of version 1.5.1 of ?python-daemon'.

What is python-daemon

The ?python-daemon' library is the reference implementation of PEP 3143
<URL:>, "Standard daemon process

The source distribution is available via the PyPI page for this version,
<URL:>. The latest
version is always available via the library's PyPI page

What's new in this version

Since version 1.4.8 the following significant improvements have been

* Raise specific errors on failures from the library, distinguishing
  different conditions better.

* Write the PID file using correct OS locking and permissions.

* Implement ?PIDLockFile' as subclass of ?lockfile.LinkFileLock'.

The ?PIDLockFile' and ?TimeoutPIDLockFile' implementation is in the
process of migrating to the more specific ?lockfile' library, with the
assistance of Skip Montanaro; at some future point it will no longer be
part of ?python-daemon'.

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Ben Finney

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