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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: building j2me support in Derby
Date Fri, 26 Oct 2007 16:56:58 GMT
Daniel John Debrunner wrote:
> Rick Hillegas wrote:
>> Daniel John Debrunner wrote:
>>>
>>>> B) Are there other ideas about how we could get Derby unencumbered 
>>>> jarballs so that we always build the small device support?
>>>
>>> Two possible options:
>>>   1) Look for an open-source J2ME option, Motorola has done MIDP but 
>>> I haven't seen any Foundation open source projects.
>>>   2) Take the Apache Harmony J2SE source and produce foundation & 
>>> jsr169 jar files.
>>>   2a) As 2) but kick off an Apache J2ME project so that all can share.
>> Or
>>
>> 2b) Provide stubbed out implementations of the foundation and jsr169 
>> classes. These would just throw runtime exceptions. You couldn't test 
>> against these classes, but you could compile against them.
>
> Actually I think 2) and 2b) are not possible. The ASF is part of the 
> JCP and thus is contracted to only distribute standard Java code if it 
> implements the spec (which 2b doesn't) and passes the TCK (which 2 
> fails on because I don't think the Derby project wants to get into 
> producing certified J2ME environments). If you want to check this you 
> can ask questions on jcp-open@apache.org.
>
> Dan.
Thanks, Dan. I will follow up with that mailing list

-Rick

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