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billiard is a fork of the Python 2.7
package. The multiprocessing package itself is a renamed and updated version of
pyprocessing <https://pypi.org/project/processing/> package.
This standalone variant draws its fixes/improvements from python-trunk and provides
additional bug fixes and improvements.
This package would not be possible if not for the contributions of not only
the current maintainers but all of the contributors to the original pyprocessing
Also, it is a fork of the multiprocessing backport package by Christian Heims.
It includes the no-execv patch contributed by R. Oudkerk.
And the Pool improvements previously located in
Billiard is used in and is a dependency for
Celery_ and is maintained by the
The documentation for
billiard is available on
Read the Docs <https://billiard.readthedocs.io>_.
Please report bugs related to multiprocessing at the
Python bug tracker <https://bugs.python.org/>_. Issues related to billiard
should be reported at https://github.com/celery/billiard/issues.
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