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J2ME for Developing Palm Applications

 
Hemanth Presingu
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I ahve tried using KVM/CLDC which is part of J2ME to develop palm applications. It is very cool, but the main disadvantage of KVM is it supports only a subset of Palm OS functions.
Does anyone know if KVM's future releases include support for Palm OS SDK?
Thanks.
-Hemanth
 
shailesh sonavadekar
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Hemanth , kvm will not be supported. Sun is coming up with new PDA profile under JCP ( Java Community Process ). let's see what they have to offer. KVM will be passe & CLDC will be the thing along with new PDA profile of Sun.
I hope this is helpful.
SHAILESH.
 
Eric Giguere
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No, no, the KVM will continue to be supported. The KVM is the virtual machine used by the reference implementation of the Connected Limited Device Configuration. What you're really referring to are the unsupported com.sun.kjava classes that have been provided with the Palm port of the CLDC reference implementation. Those classes will disappear, and they're also quite limited. A PDA Profile that runs on top of the CLDC (and hence uses the KVM) is being developed that will completely replace all those unsupported classes. Note, however, that it won't be providing Palm-only functionality, since the point is to have a profile that can span across a range of PDAs, not just Palm OS based PDAs.
See my list of fallacies at http://www.ericgiguere.com/microjava/fallacies.html to clear up some of this confusion.

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Eric Giguere
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Java 2 Micro Edition : A Professional Developer's Guide
PalmTM Database Programming: The Complete Developer's Guide
 
shailesh sonavadekar
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Sorry Eric. My wording went wrong . You asre absoutely right.I am referring to unsupported kvm classes only. Sorry , Hemanth. I have coveyed wrong information with wrong wordings. Thanks Eric for correcting my blunder. Great link , Eric.
 
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