sfseth at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 21:26:06 CEST 2008
Sweet. I did a search for python on S60 a few weeks ago and didn't see
this for some reason.
On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 12:23 PM, Bjorn Tipling <bkt at me.com> wrote:
> I think it's not about Apple locking down and being anti-python, it's just
> that they haven't had time to make it all work. I think Apple has been very
> supportive of python and has worked hard to bridge objective-c and python in
> its Cocoa framework.
> On Wednesday, August 06, 2008, at 12:20PM, "Guido van Rossum" <
> guido at python.org> wrote:
> >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
> >> 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
> >> knew how to push my buttons when they build the website of the N96 and
> >> the homebrew applications people could write on them... can't seem to
> >> 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
> >> - 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.
> >> like if we were calling desktops 'word processors'. O'course, moving
> >> 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>
> >>> 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>
> >>> > 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
> >>> >
> >>> > CaltrainPy (http://caltrain.heikkitoivonen.net/developers.html) is a
> >>> > Python program that I originally wrote for my Windows Mobile device
> >>> > help me figure out when the next train runs. It turned out Python
> >>> > work out so great on Windows Mobile, but it works fine on desktops,
> >>> > 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
> >>> > "easy_install caltrain".
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