You may already be aware of https://scripting.dev.java.net/, but if
you're not, it contains an implementation of a JSR 223 ScriptEngine
As far as starting on Jython, I just added
to the wiki. It describes how to port a Python module written in C to
Java for Jython. That should be a pretty good starting point. I'd
setup a 2.3 development environment as described in
http://wiki.python.org/jython/JythonDeveloperGuide and then start
working through the porting page. Please let us know on the dev list
if you have any problems and if you start working on a module.
On 11/15/06, Timothy Freund <tim@...> wrote:
> My name is Tim Freund, and I'm a python/java developer -- I've been
> lurking on the list for about the last month. I joined the mailing list
> after I learned about the new javax.script package that is in Java 1.6.
> I have started working on something that will connect a
> javax.script.ScriptEngine to any number of input/output streams
> (currently telnet and jabber, more to come) to provide a REPL for
> running Java applications -- useful for learning, debugging, and
> administration. Of course, I'd like Jython supported in addition to the
> I have been writing python and java for years now, but I'm new to the
> Jython code -- if there are any open tickets that would be especially
> suitable for a newbie, let me know and I'll take a crack at them.
> Charles Oliver Nutter wrote:
> > Leo User wrote:
> >> Well, yes that's the point of having someone who tries
> >> to find developers to do this. I don't understand why
> >> there has to be such a small group of developers
> >> working on this. Just from watching the JRuby list,
> >> it seems like there are alot more people involved and
> >> I don't know why. I can't remember who it was that
> >> wanted to help out in the "jython project management"
> >> but I don't think his interest should have been
> >> poo-pooed. He seemed interested in acquiring new
> >> developers to work on the project.
> > My guess is that it's a matter of perception. The world thinks Jython is
> > "dead" especially with the publicity surrounding Jim Hugunin's move to
> > Microsoft and the recent IronPython release. People don't generally try
> > to jump in and help dead projects (present company excluded, of course).
> > As others have commented, getting a release out would be a big help.
> > More publicity in general would also be great.
> > I'll try to get the word out around Sun and on my blog that Jython is
> > trying to get back up and running...there's gotta be enough Python+Java
> > devs out there that some would want to jump in and help.
> Timothy Freund
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