[PythonCE] ceFile.py implementing basic file-like interface

Shane Holloway (IEEE) shane.holloway at ieee.org
Thu Feb 16 18:37:27 CET 2006

Yes, I saw your new ctypes version for CE.  Very excited.   
Unfortunately we are stuck in .NET land for a few near-term  
releases.  I just can't wait to switch over to using python on this  
platform.  Ctypes will certainly help us get there!

As for common modules, I certainly agree that they need a common  
place to live.  I would expect them to be somewhere like the PythonCE  
project on SourceForge or some other central area.  I don't really  
like the idea of multi-purposing the ctypes repository with CE stuff  
for much the same reasons as I did not care for the comtypes being in  
there.  The RAPI interfaces are just one of the things I'd like to  
see in this common repository, and I know everyone else has expressed  
similar sentiments.  We will really need a good .NET bridge for the  
compact framework eventually.  Hopefully we will be able to build  
that atop ctypes -- but I'm starting to think we are going to need to  
use a combination of OpenNETCF.org 2.0 Framework as well as the .NET  
2.0 CF to get things to approach what Zope has implemented for the  
desktop.  Anyhow I've started to ramble.  ;)

I really prefer SVN over CVS.  ;)  But I'm not too picky.  We are  
more than happy to host on TechGame -- our current structure is SVN  
and Trac, and you can see an example at http://techgame.net/projects/ 
framework.  But if we end up hosting under ctypes or pythonce, I'll  
be just as happy.  A place to start working in is the important part.


On Feb 14, 2006, at 14:06, Thomas Heller wrote:

> I haven't taken a detailed look at the code, but it may be useful ;-).
> I'm currently hacking a little bit with distutils to integrate win CE
> support into the ctypes setup script so that it is easier to transfer
> the code to the pda.
> IMO modules like these should have an official place in CVS or SVN  
> somewhere,
> so that they can be installed and used by others - standalone files  
> that everyone
> installes in his own private directories isn't that useful.
> Since they are ctypes-based, the ctypes CVS repository on  
> sourceforge would be
> a possible place, and a convenient one for me.  Of course, other  
> places could be
> good as well.  What do you think?
> Thomas
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