built-in scripting languages.

Bryan Larsen bryanlarsen at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 19 22:33:07 CEST 2007

Well, that's "official" enough for me.  I'll develop new apps in PyGTK 
for now.  If I need to, I'll port to C later.

The announcement today of the Gnome Mobil & Embedded Initiative 
(http://www.gnome.org/mobile/) also shows Python in its block diagram, 
right below a picture of a neo1973.  Python is the OLPC language of choice.

I'd still like to see gtk-server (http://www.gtk-server.org) in the base 
install, so shell scripts can have GUI's too.


Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote:
> PyGTK looks like the most likely contender to me -- not just because I
> wrote a book about it and I'm the author of almost everything
> Python-related in OE, but also because PyGTK is pretty mature and
> easy to extend (you probably have seen Zecke's work in wrapping the Moko
> classes did you?).
> The thing that worries me is the performance. The Neo1973 has a really
> slow CPU. I didn't test on a device yet, but I'm afraid running
> 'import gtk' alone will take roughly 30 seconds, if not more.
> We will probably have to jump through hoops to make _any_ scripting
> language to perform reasonably on the Neo1973 (first incarnation).
> Cheers,

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