[Fixed]-How to emit SocketIO event on the serverside


What you probably want to do is add a module variable to track connections, say _connections, like so:

_connections = {}

class ConnectNamespace(BaseNamespace):

and then add initialize and disconnect methods that use some happy identifier you can reference later:

def initialize(self, *args, **kwargs):
    _connections[id(self)] = self
    super(ConnectNamespace, self).initialize(*args, **kwargs)

def disconnect(self, *args, **kwargs):
    del _connections[id(self)]
    super(ConnectNamespace, self).disconnect(*args, **kwargs)

When you need to generate an event, you can then just look up the right connection in the _connections variable, and fire off the event with emit.

(Didn’t test any of this, but I’ve used a similar pattern in many other languages: don’t see any reason why this wouldn’t work in Python as well).



Other then Femi’s answer, which I think certainly works. Using Redis would probably give you a bit more flexibility and using greenlet from gevent may qualify this approach as a bit more “in the framework”, since you are already using gevent-socketio 😀

REDIS_HOST = getattr(settings, 'REDIS_HOST', '')

class YourNamespace(BaseNamespace):

    def _listener(self, channel_label_you_later_call_in_post_save):
        pubsub = redis.StrictRedis(REDIS_HOST).pubsub()
        while True:
            for i in pubsub.listen():
                self.send({'message_data': i}, json=True) 

    def recv_message(self, message):
        if is_message_to_subscribe(message):
            self.spawn(self.listener, get_your_channel_label(message))

And in your post_save, you can do

red = redis.StrictRedis(REDIS_HOST)
red.publish(channel_label, message_data)

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