[Stackless] stackless-for-android

Kristján Valur Jónsson kristjan at ccpgames.com
Fri Nov 22 15:09:03 CET 2013

So, I've been toying with kivy (kivy.org) and it is cool.
It would be even cooler if we could make it run stackless for some of the platforms.
the python-for-android project which was designed to host kivy on android (https://github.com/kivy/python-for-android)
is currently using python 2.7.2.
I've started looking at porting it to use stackless python 2.7.6
The way it is architected though is that for the target it:
1) downloads the python.tar.bz2 2.7.2 file from python.org
2) applies a bunch of .patch files to the repo, to fix cross compilation and android environment support

To get stuff working I need to have a stable version downloadable.  We currently have "some" 2.7.5 version on stackless.org, but
I'd rather work with the latest....  Reworking these patches for android is going to be pain.

So, basically, what I'm saying is, time to get that release out the door :)  I'll start working on the remaining "stackless" features and docs on the weekend.

O.t.o.h, it would be cool to support android from the repo directly without having to add patches.   If we made that change to stackless, it would
be all the more reason for python on android to be stackless in future....  


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