Ralph Siemsen ralphs at
Mon Jul 30 14:59:42 EDT 2007

On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 08:05:05PM +0200, janrinze at wrote:
> Hi all,
> I discovered the ROX-desktop and would like to install it on the Netwinder
> (reasons being faster and smaller memory footprint..)

Hmm, I rather doubt that after you add all of python and any bloat
it pulls in, that you will be smaller than a native compile of, say,
matchbox or xfce4... but that's just a guess.

> Unfortunately it needs python-ctypes which apparently has not been made
> available for ARM-linux..  So begs the question.. does anyone here knows how
> to get python-ctypes for ARM linux?
> I could try to compile it but I have become discouraged by the number of
> people on the 'net that say it can't be done..

There looks to be recent progress on this in the Debian camp:

"python2.5 uses libffi-dev from gcc, and yes it supports ctypes on arm."


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