First a disclaimer: I'm not a Symbian developer...unless Python counts. (So if you think this post belongs elsewhere, you won't hurt my feelings. I couldn't find a more general forum for Symbian "architecture".)
My company uses Intellisync Mobile Suite. Our employees carry a variety of wireless devices including several S60 3rd Ed. units...E61i's, etc. Intellisync has its own simple scripting interface, which lets me perform different operations on our devices. The "Execute Program" action has two fields, one for a program and another for an argument. Symbian (or the Intellisync client?) largely ignores the arguments, and this has perplexed me for months. Nokia's support has been helpful, but they aren't programmers either. I've also been bugging the Python PyS60 developers. See this Sourceforge ticket and the attachments.
I can run basically any application I want through Intellisync: C:\sys\bin\Python.exe, C:\sys\bin\YuccaBrowser.exe, Z:\sys\bin\Notepad.exe, Z:\sys\bin\MusicPlayer.exe, etc. but without arguments. I noticed recently that the arguments field actually does something, as launching Z:\sys\bin\ImageViewer.exe with no argument locks up the application (!) on an E61i with the last firmware. With an argument, the application never starts, but triggers an OS Error -28 (invalid path).
The problem is that as a non-developer, I have no idea in what form to supply arguments to these programs, or even if the programs support arguments. I was originally just trying to run Python scripts (I'm aware of Ensymble), but would like the opportunity to do this for programs like ImageViewer and MusicPlayer, too. Previously, everyone including Jukka Laurila suggested that C:\sys\bin\python_launcher.exe should launch a non-graphical .py script this way. But nothing works, which points to an Intellisync bug. (And the logs from an Intellisync "debug" client were inconclusive.) Before I contact Intellisync TAC again, could someone here give me the names of a few .exe's that definitely do take arguments and the form those arguments should take? Or if you have any suggestions on how to better tackle this, or who to contact, I would really appreciate the help. This problem has been dragging on for too long, and I want to finally put it to rest.
Thanks in advance!