kafka-python is compatible with (and tested against) broker versions 2.4 through 0.8.0 . kafka-python is not compatible with the 0.8.2-beta release.
Because the kafka server protocol is backwards compatible, kafka-python is expected to work with newer broker releases as well.
Although kafka-python is tested and expected to work on recent broker versions, not all features are supported. Specifically, authentication codecs, and transactional producer/consumer support are not fully implemented. PRs welcome!
kafka-python is tested on python 2.7, 3.4, 3.7, and pypy2.7.
Builds and tests via Travis-CI. See https://travis-ci.org/dpkp/kafka-python