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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: building j2me support in Derby
Date Mon, 29 Oct 2007 13:25:32 GMT
Rick Hillegas wrote:
> 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
I asked jcp-open@apache.org for advice and I received 2 responses. Both 
responses thought that the JCP rules allow stub implementations. Here is 
the email thread: 
http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.apache.jcp-open/cutoff=955

Regards,
-Rick

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