python with Java API

Harry George at
Tue Jun 15 15:27:20 CEST 2004

Brendan J Simon <BrendanSimon at> writes:

> Hi,
> I have a Java application from a company.  They also provide an API in
> C++ (MSW platforms only) and Java (for all platforms) for developers
> that want to create their own front end.  I want to use wxPython to
> create a decent Unix opensource frontend.
> Is it possible to Interface python to a java application easily ???
> Assuming yes to above, would something like Jython or SWIG or some other
> tool be required.
> Any advice or pointers would be greatly appreciated.
> Regards,
> Brendan Simon.

I've asked this before, and the consensus answer seems to be to wrap
the Java functionality (using Java) as an XMLRPC server.  Write the
Python to call it as needed.

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