[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: Python/Contact Data Store APIs..

From: Ross Burton ross at burtonini.com
Date: Tue Jan 30 10:19:53 EET 2007
On Mon, 2007-01-29 at 17:48 -0900, John P. Mitchell wrote:
>     I want to write an address book that intergrates with the built in 
> contacts data store. Which libraries are required for accessing that data 
> store and are there bindings for them in the Python 2.5 release?
>      Has anyone tried using swig[1] to build a wrapper for binding Maemo C 
> libraries to Python?

To access the address book data you libebook, there is a tutorial on


However there are no Python wrappers.  The API is fairly standard
GObject style so you should have some success in using the existing
pygtk framework to wrap it.  The parsing tools are quite pedantic so
I'll happily modify any headers in the EDS svn repository to make it
build, as I'd love to see Python wrappers myself.

You may find http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-wrap/
useful, it's a tutorial I wrote some time ago (but still mostly
relevant, not a lot has changed) that documents the basics in wrapping
GObjects for Python.

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