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Out On The Weekend

Posted by editor on April 16, 2008 at 7:21 AM PDT

Getting Java ME running on the iPhone

Some people use the weekend for lounging around the house, watching sports on TV, or at most, doing chores like mowing the lawn.

Others are a little more productive. Hinkmond Wong reports that one of his colleagues spent the weekend on an important little project: getting Java ME running on the iPhone.

To show it off, Hinkmond has posted a blog apparently showing Java ME running on the iPhone SDK. Along with a screenshot of the iPhone emulator showing a Java ME version string and "Hello World" output, he writes, "Here's something I'm working on with Chris Plummer and Dean Long for JavaOne this year. Chris recently was able to build our Java ME CDC/Foundation Profile platform on Darwin OS x86 (hmmm... Darwin OS... I wonder what that means... ;-) ) last weekend. (I think he started on Friday afternoon and was ready with it on Saturday). Faster than you can say, "Java ME rules!""

Pretty impressive for a single weekend's work, wouldn't you say?

Also in Java Today,
the Substance project has released version 4.3 of the popular look-and-feel. New features include "decoration painters", "highlight painters", better layout of menus and menu items, autoscrolling, initial support for very large fonts, tab close button usability improvements, and more. Kirill Grouchnikov has further details and screenshots in his blog.

Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart has posted an Overview of GlassFish Unconference and CommunityOne on The Aquarium. "I've updated the
GlassFish Event Page
with the latest information on the 2008 GlassFish Unconference and CommunityOne.
I have linked to 18 sessions related to
covering AppServer, MQ, Portal, Social Software, ESB, FAM, Scripting, Persistence and Web Tier.
Some of the sessions are in the GF "track", others are listed elsewhere.
This means you can't be in all the sessions you likely want to attend, so bring a friend and
compare notes.
CommunityOne is free but space is limited.
Register Now
to save your place."

In today's Weblogs, Sahoo announces
GlassFish V3 on OSGi - Part I.
"We have put back initial code that enables GlassFish V3 to run on an *OSGi* R4 platform. This is in addition to it being able to run on its own runtime, i.e., HK2. Since I have been involved in this effort from the very beginning, I will be blogging about it in days to come. Today is just the start."

In Benchmarks and surprises, Fabrizio


The iPhone JavaME implementation is interesting and all, but what about the reality that the iPhone SDK agreement deters the development of VM's or interpreted type code. "3.3.2 An Application may not itself install or launch other executable code by any means, including without limitation through the use of a plug-in architecture, calling other frameworks, other APIs or otherwise. No interpreted code may be downloaded and used in an Application except for code that is interpreted and run by Apple's Published APIs and built- in interpreter(s). " Has Sun spoke with Apple to work through this issue? I would like MIDlet support on the iphone or touch device, but it would seem that Apple does not.