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Creating Palm OS programs with python?

QUick question:

Is it possible to create a palm os program to use on a PDA with
python?
THanks

Aug 11 '05 #1
4 1902
Apparently there is a PVM (Python Virtual Machine) for the Palm OS,
but it is several versions back!

Jython, might be better, but it is also a few versions back!

djanvk@gmail..com wrote:
QUick question:

Is it possible to create a palm os program to use on a PDA with
python?
THanks

--
Regards,
Casey
Aug 11 '05 #2
djanvk@gmail..com wrote:
QUick question:

Is it possible to create a palm os program to use on a PDA with
python?


Practically speaking, no. I did find it relatively easy to install and
learn enough of Plua to write a useful app for my old Palm V, however,
and Lua isn't so far from Python that you feel like you've travelled to
a foreign country to do it.

-Peter
Aug 11 '05 #3
Hello Peter,

There are some links to Python on Palm web resources at my <a
href="http://www.awaretek.com/pymo.html">Python for Mobile Devices</a>
page. The only mobile device I have personnally run Python on is the
Zaurus, which works great.

I will try to post links to just the Python on Palm resources below,
but these can all be found on my site as well as Pythonic links for
Zaurus, Pocket PC, Nokia Series 60, iPod, iRiver, etc

<big><b><i><a name = "palm">Palm</a></i></b><br><br></big>

<b><a href="http://pyar.decode.com.ar/Members/ltorre/PythonPalm">Python
for Palm Operating System</a></b> <BR>2.3.2 from Argentina
<BR><br>

<b><a href="http://pippy.sourceforge.net/">Pippy, Python for the Palm
PDA Platform</a></b> <BR>
<BR>

<b><a
href="http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-pippy.html?t=gr,p2=Python4PalmOS">Python
for the Palm OS</a></b> <BR>
an old article but helpful for getting started<BR><br>

<b><a href="http://www.pyrite.org/
">Pyrite</a></b><br>a comprehensive set of modules which allow access
to Palm Computing platform devices and their data via Python. It
includes APIs for transparent database access, records as Python
objects, conduits, and plug-ins for extensability. Pyrite was formerly
known as "PalmPython". <BR>
<BR>

<b><a href="http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?PalmPython">Palm Python Wiki</a>
</b> <BR><br><br>

Peter Hansen wrote:
djanvk@gmail..com wrote:
QUick question:

Is it possible to create a palm os program to use on a PDA with
python?


Practically speaking, no. I did find it relatively easy to install and
learn enough of Plua to write a useful app for my old Palm V, however,
and Lua isn't so far from Python that you feel like you've travelled to
a foreign country to do it.

-Peter


Aug 11 '05 #4
rd*****@mac.com wrote:
There are some links to Python on Palm web resources at my <a
href="http://www.awaretek.com/pymo.html">Python for Mobile Devices</a>
page.


It's nice to see there are still traces of activity but, unfortunately,
all those links show is that there's no way to write a real Palm app
(i.e. one that can talk to the Palm APIs) in Python at this time.

-Peter
Aug 11 '05 #5

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