[Stackless] stackless-for-android

Jeff Senn senn at maya.com
Fri Nov 22 15:52:16 CET 2013

+a million

I’ve been meaning to find time to look into that…please post if/when you make progress!!
(Although the kivy framework is very interesting, merely having a maintainable, embeddable, 
and stackless python that is cross platform and supports Android (and iOS) is a big deal)


On Nov 22, 2013, at 9:09 AM, Kristján Valur Jónsson <kristjan at ccpgames.com> wrote:

> 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....  
> K
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