[Python-Dev] Re: [Pythonmac-SIG] Java-Python Extension

Jack Jansen jack@oratrix.nl
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 23:41:31 +0200

Python-dev-ils: this just came in on the Pythonmac-SIG. Did anyone
have a look at this already?

Recently, Jim Harrison <jhrsn@pitt.edu> said:
> Here's something that might have implications for cross-platform GUI
> development in Python (something recently discussed on the list)...
> "JPE is a seamless, complete, and efficient integration of Java and standard
> Python (C Python). JPE provides Java access to Python's native extension,
> and Java's Swing to Python developers."
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/jpe/

The mind boggles... This person (at least: there seems to be only one
person in the developer group right now) has apparently hung a
complete Python interpreter inside a JVM and written all the glue

I have no time to look into this further, but from a quick inspection
of the CVS tree it looks as though it it reasonably complete. It
definitely looks a lot better than many of the vaporware 1-person
projects you can find on sourceforge...

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