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AllLinuxDevicesPR: Endeavors Technology Ports Python to the Palm Operating System

Feb 25, 2001, 17:49 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Software will also make it easier for developers to scale to a variety of resource-constrained platforms including set-tops, phones, PDAs, and other consumer devices for wireless, in-car, gaming, and home automation applications."

"Computer scientists at Endeavors Technology have successfully developed a highly optimized, open source port of Python to the Palm OS platform to stimulate interest in creating Python-based applications for Palm handheld computers and other devices that use the Palm operating system. This complements Endeavors' peer-to-peer software development initiative to make "unequal" devices, such as PDAs, PCs, servers, information appliances, and Internet-ready phones, into peers so that software applications can potentially connect to billions of other devices through a common infrastructure."

"Recognizing one-size doesn't fit all, Endeavors will work with device manufacturers and software developers to extend this small footprint, interoperable virtual machine (VM) across a multitude of hardware beyond the Palm. The Pippy VM is perfectly suited to scale across a variety of resource-constrained platforms. Pippy will make it easier for companies to build, port, and market new network-interoperable application programs while complementing other home automation (HAVi) and open services gateway initiative (OSGI) standards initiatives."

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