Running on alternative Python implementations¶
Pyro is a pure Python library so you should be able to use it with any compatible Python implementation. There are a few gotchas however. If possible please use the most recent version available of your Python implementation.
You may have to install the serpent serialization library manually (this is a dependency).
Check that you can
import serpent to make sure it is installed.
IronPython is a Python implementation running on the .NET virtual machine.
- Pyro runs with IronPython 2.7.5. Older versions may or may not work, and can lack required modules such as zlib.
- IronPython cannot properly serialize exception objects, which could lead to problems when dealing with Pyro’s enhanced tracebacks. For now, Pyro contains a workaround for this bug.
- You may have to use the
-X:Framescommand line option when starting Ironpython. (one of the libraries Pyro4 depends on when running in Ironpython, requires this)