Java and neo1973

Stefan Schmidt stefan at
Tue Nov 14 00:44:37 CET 2006


On Tue, 2006-11-14 at 00:19, Stefano Sanna wrote:
> Stefan Schmidt wrote:
> >It is an option not a must.
> You are definitively right. It is an option, but having Java 
> compatibility may present neo1973 more attractive for mass market. For 
> instance, there are lot of ready-to-run applications for RSS reading, 
> email, games, mapping and so on. Maybe it would be easier to port the VM 
> instead of writing from scratch all the software already available for 
> Java ME.

But write them from scratch or port native linux apps makes the
software better. ;) SCNR

I see that there are billions of java midlets with nice GUI and closed
code. And I see that the mass market like to use them.

My point is that we have the chance here to do it _right_.

In my eyes Java midlets are only a workaround while you can't write
native applications for your phone.

Don't get me wrong, I _know_ somebody will make a JavaVM available for
OpenMoko and I _know_ that people will run there midlets on it. That's
fine with me.

But personally unhappy with the performance, code quality and closed
source of the java midlets I've seen.

Stefan Schmidt
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