[maemo-developers] JaLiMo

From: Sebastian Mancke asteban at gmx.de
Date: Tue May 15 16:24:37 EEST 2007

some time ago, I already announced some of our ideas about Java on
maemo. Now we are on a state, where the basic things work (v0.1). So I
would report it here. Everything may be obtained at: http://www.jalimo.org

We have debian packages of
- classpath 0.93, 0.95
- latest cacao
- jamvm 1.4.5
- java-gnome 4.0.2
- rxtx 2.1-7

We have a maven packaging plugin, which is able to produce .deb packages
including the artefact's and native libraries.

The biggest issues are:
- jar loading problem in jamvm
- missing swing/awt support
- to few widgets in java-gnome

Additionally to this, we have played around with midpath, a J2ME
implementation. Guillaume Legris from midpath wrote a gtk backend, for
it. Currently this effort hangs, because I don't get the key events from
the hildon/gtk libraries of the soft keyboard.

To improve the the gui support, we try to extend java-gnome with some
more widgets. At the other hand, we are working to get swing supported.
for which we see two possibilities:
1. Direct pure java X connection backend (lib escher)
2. Using the gtk 2.10 from sardine

So, from now on, JaLiMo starts to be usable for you!


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