[zeromq-dev] Zeromq Malamute status

Peter Yu yukw777 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 3 23:57:20 CEST 2019

Hello everyone,

I've been designing a chat system, and I was wondering if anyone could tell
me a bit about the current status and direction of Malamute.

The chat system I'm envisioning is a pub/sub system with a cluster of
publishers sending messages to a cluster of subscribers. In order to solve
the problem of dynamic discovery, I tried adding an intermediary as
suggested in the guide <https://pushpin.org/>, but I noticed that the
intermediary becomes the single point of failure. I then started looking
for ways to have a cluster of intermediaries for resiliency, and I stumbled
upon Malamute.

The white paper looks awesome, and I really like the fact that it can be
used as a library to implement custom brokers. However, it seems like the
project is not really active and production ready. More importantly, the
Malamute pack has not been implemented yet.

Ultimately, I will have to pass on using Malamute and go with another
broker, but I was very curious on what the current status and the future
plan are. I hope you don't mind me cold emailing you with a bunch of
questions, and thank you for your help in advance!

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