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Why no more Personal Java?

 
Robert Paris
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I've tried programming for the Pocket PC, and I used to use Personal Java. However, that's now discontinued. Any idea why? It was actually easy to use, and worked properly. The other options CLDC, etc I have not been able to figure out how to use with a pocket pc.
 
Frank Eichfelder
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I think the reason is that Sun doesn't want to support too much different platforms for Java-technology besides J2SE, J2EE and J2ME.
 
Michael Yuan
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Personal Java is replaced by the J2ME Personal Profile, which is what you use for PDAs these days.
 
serge masse
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For a nice page of choices of Java platforms for the Pocket PC, as of June 2003: http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/computing/users/fittond/ppcjava.html
Kada is a popular choice for the PPC and it was acquired by esmertec around December 11, 2003: http://www.esmertec.com/
 
Robert Paris
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So does this mean I need to use a diff. API (and compiler) if I want to program for:
1. A PDA (Diff. between Pocket PC vs Palm?)
2. Cell Phone
 
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Robert Paris:
So does this mean I need to use a diff. API (and compiler) if I want to program for:
1. A PDA (Diff. between Pocket PC vs Palm?)
2. Cell Phone

The suggested usage is
-MIDP for Cell Phones
-CLDC for PDAs
Here is the link to FAQs about the different configurations in J2ME... Hope it's helpful for u...
http://java.sun.com/j2me/reference/faqs/faqs_j2me.html#2
[ January 20, 2004: Message edited by: Ko Ko Naing ]
 
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