In our Desktop project for debian we need a lightweight and fast library event/message system.

So, we have application with architecture "Model View Presenter". And we need a lightweight and fast library for communication between layers Model->Presenter and View->Presenter.

We don`t need a library based on sockets, some slow like dbus, only light and preferable header only. Thread safety is also must be implemented in that library. Any suggestion?

  • You think that Dbus is slow? On what grounds? And can you tell us how quick the solution needs to be? – Mawg says reinstate Monica Mar 26 '17 at 12:25


I would recommend you to look at ZeroMQ library. It is a tiny library with support of C++ programming language, as well, it is quite stable, have a wide community and easy to use. It contains an inproc transport especially designed to pass messages between threads in a single process application.

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  • Thanks, we will try it. – Xanm Jan 25 '17 at 8:16

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