[maemo-users] Java for Maemo 5?

From: Aldon Hynes Aldon.Hynes at Orient-Lodge.com
Date: Sat Mar 20 14:59:27 EET 2010
Gunter wrote:
> Aldon Hynes wrote:
> I just wanted to add my experiences with Java Embedded and Cambridge
> Labs OpenJDK on the N900 as well as with running J2ME midlets /
> applications using MicroEmulator (http://www.microemu.org/) but I
> somehow hit the wrong key which caused my browser to open a new URL, and
> after pressing "back" everything I had already entered was gone. :-/
> Using extremely smart magic JavaScript for the comment feature which
> destroys a commentors text if he makes a tiny mistake is not really
> optimal, had it been a standard static textarea my text would have
> survied the mistake I made. :-(

  Sorry that you had problems with the comment system.  I actually support
two different comment systems, and no matter what, people complain.  One
uses Disqus which is a shared comment system and defaults to funky
JavaScript, which some people dislike.  The other is standard Drupal
comments, but I require registration.  Can't please everyone.
> Long story short, Sun's Java Embedded runs *much* faster than Cambridge
> Lab's OpenJDK (Which doesn't use a JIT, as far as I understand.) and
> MicroEmu seems to work as well, althought I've not yet tested it
> throughoutly.

Anyway, thanks for the comments.  Others have commented on ways to to
automate the 90 day replacement of the Sun Java, concerns about AWT/Swing
appearing in italicson the OpenJDK version etc.  I'm interesting in hearing
more about people's experiences with MicroEmulator.  I haven't tried that

However, the thing that seems to have gotten a lot of resonance is that
while all of this is probably fine for developers, it really isn't great for
end users and not having Java easily installable on the N900 seems to
relegate it to the realms of a nice developers toy, but limits its potential
in the smartphone market, which is really unfortunate.


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