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    Apache Thrift

    Last Modified: 2017-11-10

    License

    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one or more contributor license agreements. See the NOTICE file distributed with this work for additional information regarding copyright ownership. The ASF licenses this file to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

    Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

    Introduction

    Thrift is a lightweight, language-independent software stack with an associated code generation mechanism for RPC. Thrift provides clean abstractions for data transport, data serialization, and application level processing. The code generation system takes a simple definition language as its input and generates code across programming languages that uses the abstracted stack to build interoperable RPC clients and servers.

    Apache Thrift Layered Architecture

    Thrift makes it easy for programs written in different programming languages to share data and call remote procedures. With support for over 20 programming languages, chances are Thrift supports the ones that you currently use.

    Thrift is specifically designed to support non-atomic version changes across client and server code.

    For more details on Thrift's design and implementation, take a gander at the Thrift whitepaper included in this distribution or at the README.md file in your particular subdirectory of interest.

    Project Hierarchy

    thrift/

    compiler/

    Contains the Thrift compiler, implemented in C++.
    

    lib/

    Contains the Thrift software library implementation, subdivided by
    language of implementation.
    
    cpp/
    go/
    java/
    php/
    py/
    rb/
    ...
    

    test/

    Contains sample Thrift files and test code across the target programming
    languages.
    

    tutorial/

    Contains a basic tutorial that will teach you how to develop software
    using Thrift.
    

    Requirements

    See http://thrift.apache.org/docs/install for an up-to-date list of build requirements.

    Resources

    More information about Thrift can be obtained on the Thrift webpage at:

     http://thrift.apache.org
    

    Acknowledgments

    Thrift was inspired by pillar, a lightweight RPC tool written by Adam D'Angelo, and also by Google's protocol buffers.

    Installation

    If you are building from the first time out of the source repository, you will need to generate the configure scripts. (This is not necessary if you downloaded a tarball.) From the top directory, do:

    ./bootstrap.sh
    

    Once the configure scripts are generated, thrift can be configured. From the top directory, do:

    ./configure
    

    You may need to specify the location of the boost files explicitly. If you installed boost in /usr/local, you would run configure as follows:

    ./configure --with-boost=/usr/local
    

    Note that by default the thrift C++ library is typically built with debugging symbols included. If you want to customize these options you should use the CXXFLAGS option in configure, as such:

    ./configure CXXFLAGS='-g -O2'
    ./configure CFLAGS='-g -O2'
    ./configure CPPFLAGS='-DDEBUG_MY_FEATURE'
    

    To enable gcov required options -fprofile-arcs -ftest-coverage enable them:

    ./configure  --enable-coverage
    

    Run ./configure --help to see other configuration options

    Please be aware that the Python library will ignore the --prefix option and just install wherever Python's distutils puts it (usually along the lines of /usr/lib/pythonX.Y/site-packages/). If you need to control where the Python modules are installed, set the PY_PREFIX variable. (DESTDIR is respected for Python and C++.)

    Make thrift:

    make
    

    From the top directory, become superuser and do:

    make install
    

    Note that some language packages must be installed manually using build tools better suited to those languages (at the time of this writing, this applies to Java, Ruby, PHP).

    Look for the README.md file in the lib// folder for more details on the installation of each language library package.

    Testing

    There are a large number of client library tests that can all be run from the top-level directory.

          make -k check
    

    This will make all of the libraries (as necessary), and run through the unit tests defined in each of the client libraries. If a single language fails, the make check will continue on and provide a synopsis at the end.

    To run the cross-language test suite, please run:

          make cross
    

    This will run a set of tests that use different language clients and servers.

    Development

    To build the same way Travis CI builds the project you should use docker. We have comprehensive building instructions for docker.

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