[PythonCE] Python CE port for Windows CE.Net 5.0 x86 processor

Christopher Fairbairn christopher at christec.co.nz
Tue Oct 16 22:39:03 CEST 2007

Hi Patrick,

On Wed Oct 17  1:04 , "Patrick Lammens"  sent:
>Starting from your port PythonCE-2.5-20061219-source.zip,
>I've been able to port Python 2.5 to Windows CE
>for use on Windows CE.Net 5.0 platform, with an
>x86 processor.

That is very exciting news and great timing!

I have been working on an updated PythonCE release (you can see the initial stages of 
this within the downloads page as the new pythonce-smartphone release). My initial 
efforts have been making a release which works better on newer Windows Mobile devices (as 
well as supporting optionally building with VS2005).

I would be interested in merging your patches with my updated release and comparing notes 
on how we've both independantly modified the build system to use VS2005 etc.

In fact I was actually going to email the pythonce at python.org mailing list today to see 
how many people were using PythonCE within the "raw" Windows CE environment. I have some 
local changes designed to improve the support on Windows CE devices (i've removed the 
hard dependency on aygshell for example) but wanted to guage how many people were using 
such a release before going too far.

How many people on this mailing list are using PythonCE within a Windows CE environment 
which is not Windows Mobile Pocket PC or Smartphone based?

Are you able to email your patches to me? I would be keen in rolling them into my next 
release (I am keen to get one source tree with all active development happening within 

If you could send me a CAB file for the X86 build I could also probably get it uploaded 
to the website in the mean time.

Hope this helps,
Christopher Fairbairn

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