ian at darwinsys.com
Wed Jan 23 18:25:00 CET 2008
Wallace Jackson wrote:
> ... Also, I saw a NEO1973 on Sun's
> JavaFX announcement release on-line, behind the
> presenter (bigger than life!)... Does this mean that
> JavaFX is ready to rock for NEO application?
No. Sun were nice enough to credit OpenMoko for making a superior Linux
phone (see their blogs from June 2007). But the JavaFX package is a
complete linux distro with JavaFX installed, based on work at a smaller
JavaME licensee (Savaje) that Sun acquired. My guess is that this will
be released next week or the week after, whenever Sun's Mobile &
Embedded workshop is. Heck, I don't even know if it uses X (like
OpenMoko) or direct FB (like QTopia). But it will probably NOT be easily
miscible with the OpenMoko software. It's a complete phone stack, like
OpenMoko, like Android, like QTopia.
Now if you want Java for the OpenMoko stack, that does exist, as Jalimo
(among others). See http://www.jalimo.org. You can run command line
(ssh'd into the phone), AWT, Swing (a bit slow), or GTK-In-Java.
See http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Java for an overview of Java projects.
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