Still not getting it...(was: New Topic: Learning how to write for OpenMoko)

Terrence Barr - Evangelist, Java Mobile & Embedded Terrence.Barr at Sun.COM
Mon Feb 12 23:26:25 CET 2007

Absolutely. There have been several discussions on this, and there
are efforts underway to create appropriate projects. I believe there
will be Java ME as well as Java SE ports. I personally will be
involved in seeing the Java ME port along. Stay tuned.

-- Terrence

Martin Lefkowitz wrote:
> We are going to be able to use java too right?
> Marty
>> Hi Ryan, I understand where you're coming from. Right now the process
>> of getting up and running developing for the Neo1973 isn't
>> "straight-forward" - especially for a new coder.
>> This is for a bunch of reasons, one of which is that the actual
>> software isn't released yet, but will be in the near future. Once the
>> software is released, I imagine very quickly someone can put together
>> a VMWare or Qemu image that you could boot on your computer into a
>> development environment.
>> So, my suggestion would be to go ahead and grab a free copy of VMWare
>> player and grab the Ubuntu image (google for it) and get that running
>> (should be very straightforward).
>> For programming, you'll need to start to get up and running with C++.
>> That's a fairly daunting task, but if you want to do real programming
>> for the Neo, you'll need to know how to program in C++, or possibly
>> Python.
>> With regards to themes - not sure how they'll be configured, though
>> probably using similar theming in GTK+ now. You can probably start by
>> just doing Photoshop mockups at the nominal resolution on what you
>> think they'll look like.
>> Hope that helps get you started in a couple of directions. :)
>> Andrew
>> On 2/12/07, Ryan Kline <radryan214 at> wrote:
>>> I have looked at numerous websites and I am still very confused about
>>> what I need to write stuff for OpenMoko (Mostly UI). I use Mac OS X,
>>> and I don't have a whole lot of prior coding experience. I learn
>>> pretty quickly, though. Does anyone know of tutorials, etc. that will
>>> get me on the right track. I especially want to make themes for the
>>> phone. I have Photoshop, so I would probably use that for the actual
>>> tweaking, but I would have no idea how to make it run on the phone.
>>> Any help is appreciated.
>>> -ryan
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> OpenMoko community mailing list
>>> community at
>> -- 
>> Andrew Turner
>> ajturner at        42.4266N x 83.4931W
>>              Northville, Michigan, USA
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