Developer(s)Andrew Kuchling, Neil Schemenauer and Greg Ward
Initial release12 August 2000; 23 years ago (2000-08-12)[1][2]
Stable release
3.2 / 10 August 2020; 3 years ago (2020-08-10)[3]
Written inPython
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeWeb framework
LicenseMIT License Edit this at Wikidata

Quixote is a software framework for developing web applications in Python. Quixote "is based on a simple, flexible design, making it possible to write applications quickly and to benefit from the wide range of available third-party Python modules".[4]

A Quixote application is typically a Python package, a collection of modules grouped into a single directory tree. Quixote then maps a URL to a function or method inside the Python package; the function is then called with the contents of the HTTP request, and the results are returned to the client.

See also


  1. ^ "CHANGES_24.txt".
  2. ^ Quixote is a web application framework developed and first released by the MNX in 2000 (or 2001).
  3. ^ "The Quixote Web Framework".
  4. ^ Quixote: a Python-Centric Web Application Framework, 22 July 2002, By Greg Ward, Linux Journal