Archives week 14 of 2012

April 2, 2012 - April 8, 2012

Libraries Exposing 8-bit Binary Strings to Python 3, Best Practice?

Query came up on PyOpenGL-dev this morning about how to handle GLchar pointer arguments.  These are binary-specified arguments, they are human-readable text *most* of the time, ascii source-code and identifiers, that kind of thing, but nothing about GLchar pointer requires that they be ascii.  They *are* 8-bit character strings (that's what GLchar pointer means).

But ...

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Firmware Upgrade Module?

I'm wondering if this package exists, preferably in Python (well, I *know* it exists, as I wrote it for a commercial project, and can't use it any more.  I'm hoping there's an Open Source version I can enhance for future use):

  • bundle a .tar.gz (signed, optionally encrypted) for delivery to embedded platforms
  • on platform, decrypt ...

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