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Nokia Releases Python for S60 Source Code to Open-Source Software Developer Community
Posted on 31-Jan-2006 22:19 | Tags Filed under: News



Nokia has agreed to release the source code for its Python for S60 Platform software package to the global community of open-source software developers.

The agreement follows on last year's launch by Nokia of the Python for S60 Platform, which enables programmers, ISVs and businesses worldwide to utilize the Python programming language to execute Python commands and run Python scripts and applications on S60-based mobile devices.

Python is a powerful object-oriented programming language that is developed and maintained by a global community of open source developers under the oversight of the Python Software Foundation. Python is relatively easy to learn for programmers of other languages such as C, C++, Java, and Visual Basic

The source code for Python for S60 Platform will be made available to the open-source software development community through SourceForge.net, which provides free hosting to open-source software development projects and is the largest Open Source software development web site, hosting more than 100,000 projects and over 1,000,000 registered users with a centralized resource for managing projects, issues, communications, and code.

Nokia's involvement with the Python open-source community began in 2005 when Nokia made available the Python for S60 software package for free download from the website of Nokia's global developer support community, Forum Nokia. The Python for S60 software package installs to a S60 platform-based device, enabling developers to create applications with the simple and consistent, object-oriented Python programming language.

Python for S60 is suited to the development of prototype and proof-of-concept applications, enabling development of commands, scripts and applications for S60-based mobile devices. The Python for S60 runtime can also be easily extended with dynamically loadable C++ modules, enabling developers to expose additional native device functionality to Python applications. Developers can execute Python commands using an interactive console in a S60-based device, accessible via the keypad or a remote connection to a PC over Bluetooth.

Using Python for S60, developers can write Python applications and install them to a S60-based device and the device can then run these applications from the Python environment. Python applications can also be developed to run as standalone applications with the selection of an icon from the device menu. Using Python for S60, developers also can execute Python commands and scripts in the emulators of S60 SDK's.




More information: http://opensource.nokia.com...




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