[Baypiggies] CaltrainPy

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Aug 6 21:19:25 CEST 2008

Um, Python has been ported to Symbian S60 for years now.

On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 12:13 PM, Seth Friedman <sfseth at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was just thinking about Python on S60.   In a bit of anti-Apple
> closed-platform ire, i've been thinking of replacing my phone with something
> I could code for, ideally in Python.   Not that I really understand how
> locked down Apple is keeping the iphone, but the marketing folks at Nokia
> knew how to push my buttons when they build the website of the N96 and all
> the homebrew applications people could write on them... can't seem to locate
> the url this moment, but they were cute videos where... for example, one
> couple, the wife had written a lie detector program on the N96 that she
> built for her husband..
> But at some level I agree with Nokia that these are really mobile computers
> - in this case with ~125x the cpu power of my first device called a
> computer.   In a sense it's a little archaic to call them phones.   Sorta
> like if we were calling desktops 'word processors'.    O'course, moving the
> mobile phone to mobile computer requires development community to build
> enough different apps, at some point chicken / egg situation applies.
> Anyway, can anyone comment about how far away from a port of Python to
> Symbian we might be, if there's the seed of a project anyplace?
> ~seth
> On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 8:02 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
>> Neat! I'd be interested in a port to Python for the Nokia S60 platform.
>> On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 9:05 PM, Heikki Toivonen <hjtoi at comcast.net> wrote:
>> > I have had this little Python script for over a year, but it didn't
>> > occur to me until today that there might be some interest on this list.
>> >
>> > CaltrainPy (http://caltrain.heikkitoivonen.net/developers.html) is a
>> > Python program that I originally wrote for my Windows Mobile device to
>> > help me figure out when the next train runs. It turned out Python didn't
>> > work out so great on Windows Mobile, but it works fine on desktops, and
>> > maybe it would work well in some other device where Python is a first
>> > class citizen. It uses Tkinter for UI. I then added a little
>> > functionality to scrape the Caltrain HTML schedule and provide it in
>> > more machine friendly formats. You can get the latest version by doing
>> > "easy_install caltrain".
>> --
>> --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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