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Developing for the Palm

 
Jeremy Redburn
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I'm interested in developing for the Palm using Sun's Forte IDE. Is this possible? All the example programs w/ source code seem to expect cellphone-like devices and don't offer buttons, etc. that are commonplace on palmtop devices. How should I be going about this? I installed the J2ME Wireless Toolkit but Forte doesn't list MIDP types when I go to New...
Are there any pointers on the web to developing MIDP apps for the Palm?
thanks,
jeremy
 
Jeremy Redburn
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I'd also love to learn how to develop using VisualAge Micro-Edition ... but I can't find any documentation of creating GUIs. Help me please
 
Julia Reynolds
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Check out kAWT, a version of AWT for the Palm.
There is also a color version.
http://www.trantor.de/kawt/
Julia
 
Petr Antos
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Hi Jeremy,
I am quite newbie to JAVA API and therefore I dont know much about AWT yet. In fact, project I want to realize requires realtime serialport (for MIDI sequencing), which should be writen in "some way of C or assembly", as Palm ports of Java VM does not support standard JNI often. But as Julia says, kAWT is possibility. And, in VAME is java non-compliant profile with direct support of Palm API and using standard Palm GUI resources created by PilRC. VAME and J9 are cool, but for Palm there is many limitations with natural use of this cool tools (debugger, profiler, ...). In fact VAME defines some small GUI called MicroView for faster platforms, but not for Palm (Yet) Palm is relatively slow agains to WinCE processors, that is simply FACT.
Try VAME, this environment is very simple and understandable, in parallel with Java packages, classes, methods ... but environment is one thig and supported platform API other...
Latest VAME 1.3 has J2ME CLDC compliant profile for Palm too...
Hope this helps I love VAME
Petr
 
Robin Hood
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Hi,Jeremy.You can find some document for developing for the Palm by J2ME in http://www.anywhereyougo.com/j2me/Article.po?id=590347
Good Luck
Robin
PS:But I cant download file:
j2me_cldc-1_0-src-winsol.zip
j2me_cldc-1_0-src-palm_overlay.zip
from sun's website,Can anyone help me ?
[This message has been edited by Robin Hood (edited June 22, 2001).]
 
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