libt2n - C++ library for IPC

libt2n (talk to neighbor) is a C++ library for inter-process communication (IPC) with an additional code generator (libt2n-codegen)

News

2011-05-20: Version 0.6 of libt2n released

2009-02-07: Version 0.5 of libt2n released 2009-02-05: Developer section improvements

Description

Before inventing our own IPC library, we checked a lot of other IPC frameworks like CORBA, D-BUS and ICE. But they weren't easy to use (you need many lines of code to export or use a method, let alone good error handling) and did not allow passing complex C++ objects like vectors, maps and your own classes. To get all this we had to develop our own framework.

Here's a list of goals we had in mind while developing:

Of course we had to limit the feature set, so libt2n currently has these restrictions:

Communication between client and server is currently done using Unix domain sockets (named pipes) or TCP. But the library is designed transport-independent, so it can be expanded to shared memory or other mechanisms.

Serializing all the complex objects is done with Boost serialization.

License

The library itself is licensed under LGPL 2.1 (not any later).

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