[PythonCE] PythonCE on the ARM emulator

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Fri Dec 16 14:50:24 CET 2005

Michael Foord <mike at pcblokes.com> writes:

> Thomas Heller wrote:
>> Since Luke Dunstan has ported ctypes to windows CE, so I got interested
>> in this platform.  I don't have a Windows CE device, but I found the MS
>> Device Emulator (1.0, Community Preview):
>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/mobility/windowsmobile/downloads/emulatorpreview/default.aspx
>> To get started, I installed the emulator and tried to install the
>> current CE binaries on it.  The interactive interpreter works as far as
>> I can tell, except that I cannot import any extension modules in it.
>> When I try this, 'import _winreg' or 'import socket', Python is
>> terminated without any indication what was wrong.
>> Has anyone with more experience tried to run Python on this 'platform'?
> I can't download it. :-(

I had the same problem initially.

First, you need to use InternetExplorer.
Second, you need to setup a passport account.
Third, you need to disable any popup blockers, because the page
does the download via an ActiveX control.

> Shame - I'd like to play with it. I also missed any 'announcement' about
> ctypes for PythonCE. Sounds good.

Well, up to now it is just a patch on the sourceforge tracker.
I'd like to try it out myself before integrating the patch and
announcing a new version.


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