Possible to run full apps? (Want to run Zim.)
I am having trouble understanding the scope of what Pythonista can do. There is a wiki named Zim that I use on Mac and Linux, which has a windowing system and GUI. If I get the dependencies working, can I run this within Pythonista? Can I turn that into an app for personal use?
I've been thinking about building an app in Xcode, but if this is faster it's a no-brainer.
Zim appears to depend on gtk, which is not supported/runnable in pythonista. So the GUI won't work. I notice Zim provides a web interface alternative, which might be workable via UI.Webview. zim.www has an import from zi.repository import GObject, which would be problematic, but doesn't seem to actually be used. I have not looked further into the code to see how much it depends on gtk, or whether you could truly run it without that dependencies.
Pythonista has its own GUI system, or you can display and use web based guis that interface back to python. So it would be theoretically possible to create a wrapper around the Zim GUI interface, while still using the underlying code and formats,etc, but just not clear to me how much work that would be.
zim made for keyboard and mouse, if you do somehow get it working its not going to work with a screen, look at the scene module