PyAtl: Atlanta Python Programmers Message Board › NEWS: Nokia release Python Series 60 1.2
Published by Rafe Blandford at 17:31 GMT, October 25th
Forum Nokia recently released an updated version of Python for Series 60. New features in the 1.2 version include support for 2D Graphics and full-screen applications, Camera, Screenshot, Contacts and Calendar APIs, sound recording and playback, telephone dialing and rich text display.
With this second major release the potential for powerful and feature rich applications has been increased. Developers can more eaily get access to telephony functions and integrate with the on board software though the Contacts and Calendar APIs.
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From the Forum Nokia website:
Python for Series 60 brings the power and productivity ofthe Python programming language to the Series 60 platform. The tools enable rapid application development and prototyping, and the ability to create stand-alone Series 60 applications written in Python.
The device installation package includes the Python interpreter (based on Python 2.2.2), select Python Standard Libraries, a script shell for launching Python scripts, a variety of native extensions, and a Python Console for interactive development. Pythonfor Series 60 can also be added to Series 60 SDK's for PC-based development, testing, and creating application installers.
Version 1.2 is Nokia's second major release of the Python for Series 60 environment. The new version includes support for the following new features:
2D Graphics, Images, and Full-screen applications
Camera and Screenshot API
Contacts and Calendar API
Sound recording and playback
Access to System info, such as IMEI number, disk space, free memory, etc.
Rich text display (fonts, colors, styles)
Support for Scalable UI
Expanded key events
Version 1.2 continues to include features from the 1.0 release, such as:
Networking support for GPRS and Bluetooth
On-device and remote Python console
Support for native GUI widgets
Application build tool for packaging stand-alone application installers
Compatible with all Series 60 1st and 2nd Edition devices
Documentation and example code are also included in all download packages. Choosing the right download: There are a number of installer packages available to suit different needs. For example, device installation packages are separate from SDK installation packages