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go-ipc: A library for inter-process communication written in pure Go.

This package gives you access to os-native ipc mechanisms on Linux, OSX, FreeBSD, and Windows.

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  • Pure Go implementation, no cgo is required.
  • Works on Linux, OSX, FreeBSD, and Windows (x86 or x86-64).
  • Support of the following mechanisms:
    • fifo (unix and windows pipes)
    • memory mapped files
    • shared memory
    • system message queues (Linux, FreeBSD, OSX)
    • cross-platform priority message queue
    • mutexes, rw mutexes
    • semaphores
    • events
    • conditional variables

Install

  1. Install Go 1.4 or higher.
  2. Run go get -u bitbucket.org/avd/go-ipc

System requirements

  1. Linux, OSX, FreeBSD, and Windows (x86 or x86-64).
  2. Go 1.4 or higher.

Documentation

Documentation can be found at godoc.

Notes

Build status

This library is currently beta. The ‘master’ branch is not guaranteed to contain stable code, it is even not guaranteed, that it builds correctly on all platforms. The library uses Semantic Versioning 2.0.0, so it is recommended to checkout the latest release.

Contributing

Any contributions are welcome. Feel free to:

Before opening a PR, be sure, that:

  • your PR has an issue associated with it.
  • your commit messages are adequate.
  • you added unit tests for your code.
  • you gofmt’ed the code.
  • you used gometalinter to check your code.

PR’s containing documentation improvements and tests are especially welcome.

LICENSE

This package is made available under an Apache License 2.0. See LICENSE and NOTICE.