Just a quick update since it's been months of silence (and waiting, mostly) and things are starting to move again.
Tonight I decided that it was time to take the QML "Hello World" code I'd written a couple of weeks ago, and see what it would take to hook that up to Python somehow.
The idea would be to launch with the Qnx/Python entry point into Python code, then instantiate a QApplication, a QDeclarativeContext, and invoke the GUI that way. Using some to-be-determined method, I'd then "bridge" the Python and QML code bidirectionally, allowing some basic form of RPC, blobs of JSON data going back and forth, or something else.
I figured I'd need to do a whole lot of experimentation, which would be made much easier if I had an interactive Python prompt running on the PlayBook side, in the app's context, so I wrote one.
It's not in the repo just yet as it needs some command-line editing capability, but I now have a working telnet server which accepts one client connection at a time, hooks it to a code.InteractiveConsole subclass, and basically acts like a regular Python prompt.
To use it you simply "telnet PBIP 2223" and start typing:
peter@magic:~$ telnet 192.168.0.101 2223 Trying 192.168.0.101... Connected to 192.168.0.101. Escape character is '^]'. Python 3.2.2 (default, Jan 19 2012, 10:50:31) [GCC 4.4.2] on qnx6 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. (MyConsole) >>> import sys >>> sys.path ['/apps/ca.microcode.bbxpython.demo.testDev_python_demoe0b184ea/python', '/usr/lib/python32.zip', '/usr/lib/python3.2', '/usr/lib/python3.2/plat-qnx6', '/usr/lib/python3.2/lib-dynload', '/usr/lib/python3.2/site-packages'] >>> import os >>> os.getcwd() '/accounts/1000/appdata/ca.microcode.bbxpython.demo.testDev_python_demoe0b184ea' >>> open('/etc/os.version').read() '22.214.171.12471\n' >>> ^Z Connection closed by foreign host.
More to come...