[PythonCE] General questions

Frédéric Mantegazza frederic.mantegazza at gbiloba.org
Sun Oct 21 16:55:18 CEST 2007

On dimanche 21 octobre 2007, alexandre.delattre at enst-bretagne.fr wrote:

> by USB Master, I guess you mean USB Host


> some Acer models like my n321 have this feature so you can plug an usb 
> stick or hard disk to access data.
> As far as I know, communications with PythonCE can be made :
>   - by network, using the standard socket module (useful for wifi)
>   - by serial port, using the port of pyserial, ceserial
> (http://www.problemboard.com/dl/ceserial.zip), this works for real
> serial port and bluetooth serial port profile.

Ah, I didn't know that Bluetooth was just like real serial ports... Good 
point. Except that it requires more current, and needs a Bluetooth module 
on the other side, this can be easy to use, and more common than serial or 
USB host ports...

> If you want to stick with USB, I think you should try to create a
> virtual serial port for usb with the driver given at
> http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm (don't know if it works for
> all devices) and use ceserial. Or maybe there's some drivers to setup
> ip over usb, then you can use the regular socket module.

Yes, my idea was to use a FTDI chip. But I'm afraid I don't have the 
knowledge to develop a driver undre WindowsCE...

Merci :o)



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