Peerkat

by Rael Dornfest

Beginning back in November 2000, I devoted a smidge of my copious free time to learning Python via a project I called Peerkat, a P2P version of Meerkat, the O'Reilly Network's Open Wire Service. About 95% to completion, work stalled around January due to lack of bandwidth :-\ I hope to pick it back up again and release it as Open Source shortly.


Peerkat's features:



  • Simple

  • Small Footprint

  • Lightweight

  • Local

  • Extensible
  • Powered by RSS 1.0

  • Flavourful: HTML, RSS 0.9, 0.9x, and 1.0, AvantGo Optimised, JavaScript (.js) source, ...

  • Open Source

  • 100% Python

  • Cross-Platform (Peerkat should run wherever Python does)

  • Browser-Independent

  • Built on top of a lightweight database

  • Uses "off-the-shelf" Open Source components



In the meantime, I thought I'd share a few screen snaps: