[rabbitmq-discuss] Priorities support in RabbitMQ

Michal Chruszcz mchruszcz at gmail.com
Mon Aug 31 09:29:06 BST 2009

On Aug 28, 2009, at 5:48 PM, Matthew Sackman wrote:

> Hi Michal,
> On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 05:41:43PM +0200, Michal Chruszcz wrote:
>> I've been analyzing support of message priorities by RabbitMQ and the
>> only
>> information I've found is the document describing compatibility with
>> specification (http://www.rabbitmq.com/specification.html), which  
>> states
>> that "server MUST implement at least 2 priority levels for basic
>> messages"
>> and RabbitMQ currently is in the stage of "planned". I assume there  
>> is
>> no
>> support for priorities in RabbitMQ currently. However could any one
>> tell me
>> something more about this? When it possibly could be included in
>> official
>> release? I'd really appreciate knowing more details on this as it's a
>> feature probably desired by many.
> Yes, you're right, RabbitMQ does not support message priorities at all
> at the moment, and yes, it is a fairly oft requested feature. We do  
> have
> plans to add support for it, but we don't have a release target for it
> just yet. I'm afraid I don't have any more information that than -
> basically: yes, we know people want it; yes, it's on our todo list;  
> no,
> we don't know when it'll get done.

Thank you for the answer. This makes things quite clear. Then I just  
have to keep my fingers crossed and hope it'll be supported as soon as  

Michal Chruszcz
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