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python+zope++:: Python on PocketPC
Posted at 04.Feb,2006 13:17  Comments 1 / Trackbacks 1 / Like this post!
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Python runs everywhere, even on a pocket pc. Get PythonCE at http://pythonce.sf.net. Once installed we can get the python interpreter.

But that won't be enough, now would it? Upon further investigation, I see that i can do tcl/tk. Now, that's cool.

However, great effort needs to be done to actually get any tkinter script running.

here's what i did:

  • Get and install pythonce
  • Get tkinter-files.zip

    This is the necessary steps that I missed that resulted in failure to import Tkinter.

  • Open tkinter-files.zip. Copy everything from windows\* to my Pocket PC Documents. Then move from my Pocket Pc Documents to Pocket PC \windows folder.
  • copy tk8.4 & library to Pocket PC root [1]
  • add setup-reg.py or somesort - to register python to the pocket pc [2]
  • add sitecustomize.py

This is needed since tcl-tk is not included in sys.path:

  import sys
  sys.path.append('\\Storage Card\\PythonCE   Python\\python23.zip\\lib-tk')

We're all set.

Now, scripts with Tkinter doe work, but sometimes the ipaq would start to act up and a reset is necessary. Guess that's not unimaginable, eh? ;)

I tried using easygui.py, but that does not work 100% of the time. I have no idea what went wrong.

I guess more fiddling is necessary. And I guess I have to go learn Tkinter. ..just when I thought I can go the wxPython or pyQT route.

Here are a few screenies:

python interpreter


tkinter 2

.. [1]http://tkinter.unpythonic.net/wiki/How_20to_20install_20Tkinter


  # Setup the registry to allow us to double click on python   scripts
  from _winreg import *
  import sys

  print "Setting up registry to allow\ndouble clicking of Python files to work"

  # Create the registry entries for ".py" and ".pyc"  extensions
  for Name in (".py", ".pyc"):
    Key = CreateKey(HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, Name)
    SetValue(Key, None, REG_SZ, "Python.File")

  # Create   HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Python.File\Shell\Open\Command = "\Program Files\Python\Lib\Python.exe" "%1"
  Key = CreateKey(HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, "Python.File")
  for Name in ("Shell","Open","Command"):
    New_Key= CreateKey(Key, Name)
    Key = New_Key
  SetValue(Key, None, REG_SZ, '"' + sys.executable + '" "%1"')

  import time

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python+zope++:: Python on PocketPC

w00t, great tips, nice

mypapit  at 04.Feb,2006 13:48
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