[Baypiggies] Python available on Nokia Devices since 2005
charles.merriam at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 00:45:53 CEST 2008
I remember the GPS being specifically locked to a 'higher' level.
I haven't found a cheat sheet; you need to look through http://forum.nokia.com.
Fundamentally, it seems like a developer program run on bailing wire
with too many paranoid lawyers.
On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 1:28 PM, Seth Friedman <sfseth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for all the info. I'm thinking of a N96 when it's out and this
> thread is helping me understand what the options are.
> Just as a platform for personal development, I'm curious what the features
> that will be limited if I don't get into the developer program or go through
> signing my app.
> For instance, one little app I was thinking of writing was to check the GPS
> to see if the phone was at my home, and if I accepted a call at home, to
> have the phone poke my SlimServer and if music was playing, to mute it for
> the duration of the call. I'm not sure if SlimServer has the capability
> to handle that out of the box, but being open source I figure I can tackle
> whatever's missing there.
> Is the line about what features are locked for unsigned apps blurry, or is
> there a list someplace? Specifically I'm curious about: GPS, network, file
> system, accelerometer, and camera.
> On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 7:08 PM, Charles Merriam <charles.merriam at gmail.com>
>> >From my the little bit I've been able to sit through earlier.
>> PyS60 is built on a Python 2.2 base. You can run a bluetooth console
>> (like Screen on the Mac) to interact with your phone in real time.
>> There some some emulator options as well. One imports specialized
>> packages for access to the S60 app etc.
>> Deploying on the phone is a bit tricky. You need to sign the app to
>> access certain features. If you want to deploy on more than some
>> enumerated number of phones, you join the developer program. The line
>> of what is 'free and open source', 'free to make only GPL
>> applications', 'closed but gratis', and 'not free' is a bit blurry and
>> perhaps intentionally confusing. There are various bundling options,
>> such as an equivalent of Py2exe, and these options each have their own
>> challenges (read bugs).
>> There is also a specialized version of C/C++ called Open C/C++.
>> Apprently, some features are only avaliable in Python and some are
>> only available in Open C/C++.
>> It's an odd world.
>> On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 6:57 PM, Robert Schultheis <javarobert at yahoo.com>
>> > Hi,
>> > Some questions on the list about PyS60.
>> > Python for S60 is available for the latest and older Nokia S60 devices.
>> > N95-3 and N95 8GB are available unlocked for the US.
>> > Get PyS60 here:
>> > http://sourceforge.net/project/showfilers.php?group_id=154155&package_id=171153
>> > There are many PyS60 code samples available. Google PyS60 and see the
>> > Forum Nokia Wiki pages at:
>> > http://wiki.opensource.nokia.com/projects/PyS60_applications
>> > PyS60 Wiki main page:
>> > http://wiki.opensource.nokia.com/projects/Python_for_S60
>> > Cheers,
>> > Robert
>> > Forum Nokia
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