descriptionThe mudpy MUD server engine.
ownerJeremy Stanley <>
last changeMon, 26 Jul 2021 18:18:40 +0000 (18:18 +0000)

The mudpy project aims to create a simple, generic, cross-platform, freely-redistributable MUD core engine which can be easily understood and extended. It is written in pure Python 3 and has only pure Python dependencies. All configuration and data are stored in consistently-formatted plain text (YAML 1.1) files for ease of administration. The core engine is unicode-clean internally and supports UTF-8 encoding for input and output of extended text characters.

The mudpy program and sample content are released under a free and open license, and any bug reports, criticisms, ideas, patches, content submissions or other offers of collaboration are wholeheartedly welcome.

what's missing

This project is still very much a work in progress, and is unlikely to be suitable for anyone who isn't willing to put in a bunch of work (help implementing features upstream is welcome, of course!). Here's a non-comprehensive list of missing things most folks are likely to expect in a MUD:

what's included

The fundamentals of a multi-user service are in place, and foundations are laid on which the missing features above can be built. Here are some highlights of what's been implemented so far:

5 days ago Jeremy StanleyIgnore warnings building PyYAML wheels on 3.10.0b4 master
2021-07-05 Jeremy StanleyUpdate copyright year in built documentation
2021-07-05 Jeremy StanleyUse build instead of
2021-06-05 Jeremy StanleyUpdate test warnings for Python 3.10.0b2
2021-05-09 Jeremy StanleyUpdate test warnings for Python 3.9.5 and 3.10.0b1
2021-05-02 Jeremy StanleyAlphabetize entries in command data file
2021-04-26 Jeremy StanleyBe more robust with elapsed time counter 0.4.0
2021-04-24 Jeremy StanleyRetry client connections in selftest
2021-04-17 Jeremy StanleyDon't wait during selftest process cleanup
2021-04-17 Jeremy StanleyDon't leave dangling file descriptor in selftest
2021-04-17 Jeremy StanleyMake dist checking directory-agnostic
2021-04-17 Jeremy StanleyGet more granular with Python warnings in tests
2021-04-17 Jeremy StanleyUse consistent spacing in tox variables and lists
2021-04-17 Jeremy StanleyStop setting a default install command for tox
2021-04-17 Jeremy StanleyDon't check spelling in data directory
2021-03-06 Jeremy StanleyLint autogenerated YAML
3 months ago 0.4.0 Release version 0.4.0
9 months ago 0.3.0 Release version 0.3.0
10 months ago 0.2.1 Release version 0.2.1
11 months ago 0.2.0 Release version 0.2.0
19 months ago 0.1.1 Release version 0.1.1
19 months ago 0.1.0 Release version 0.1.0
22 months ago 0.0.2 Release version 0.0.2
2 years ago 0.0.1 Start tagging versions for package...
5 days ago master