[PythonCE] PythonCE on Windows CE 6.0
banibrata.dutta at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 07:37:17 CEST 2010
On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Jake Anderson <yahoo at vapourforge.com>wrote:
> On 28/09/10 15:17, Banibrata Dutta wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 10:35 AM, Banibrata Dutta <
> banibrata.dutta at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 10:31 AM, Jake Anderson <yahoo at vapourforge.com>wrote:
>>> On 28/09/10 14:58, Banibrata Dutta wrote:
>>> In attempting to install PythonCE (latest, downloaded from
>>> sourceforge), using the PythonCE.WM.cab file, on a Windows CE 6.0
>>> mini-laptop (7" screen w/ 800x480 res, ARM VT-8500 300MHz CPU, and 256MB
>>> DDR, 2GB Flash SSD), I get the following message popup...
>>> *Setup Failed:* The application cannot run on this device type. Please
>>> install the application specific to this device type.
>>> Could someone kindly explain the reason why the Setup Failed. In the past
>>> I've installed several application which are originally WM apps,
>>> successfully on this WinCE6.0 device, without any issues.
>>> What could I do, to have PythonCE installed on this machine ?
>>> sounds like its not liking whatever CPU is set in the cab
>> Thanks for the reply, Jake. AFAIK, the CPU for which the PythonCE.WM.cab
>> is built, is ARM (family). Of course, ARM family is quite wide, and slight
>> differences do exist in instruction set, this is almost the first time, I
>> ran into this could of trouble. :-)
>> Would building PythonCE (cross compiling) specifically my machine help ?
> Wondering if this is the culprint... this is what I find in the _setup.xml
> inside the .cab file!! Which effectively means that that cab would not
> install when OSVersion = 6.00 !!!
> <parm name="*ProcessorType*" value="*2577*" />
> <parm name="*OSVersionMin*" value="*4.0*" />
> <parm name="*OSVersionMax*" value="*5.99*" />
> <parm name="*BuildNumberMin*" value="*0*" />
> <parm name="*BuildNumberMax*" value="*-536870912*" />
> Don't know enough of Windows development to say for sure.
> thats what I would wager is the issue
sure. got any ideas on how i could edit the .cab file contents ? i tried the
approach of using WinZIP / WinRAR on PC to extract and re-make the CAB file
as a PKzip file, after editing the .XML, but that approach didn't work. on
trying to use some other CAB-editing tools s.a. i6comp* -- they can't even
open the .CAB file, citing some reason as .hdr file not being found in the
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