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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: half-baked idea? j2me
Date Mon, 31 Oct 2005 23:30:33 GMT
Do you really mean J2ME for a specific purpose?

What we want to do here is a modular system to which you can easily  
replace parts as appropriate for your usage, either to port to a new  
platform or usage/performance profile....

I think that you'll be fairly satisfied with what we come up with.


On Oct 31, 2005, at 5:02 PM, David N. Welton wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm interested in having a freely available Java system, which  
> seemed as
> good a reason as any to start lurking on this list lately.
> I've been mulling over what I've seen in the archives here, what I  
> know
> of the free java world, free software, communities, marketing, and
> various and sundry other things and an idea popped into my head.
> Perhaps, like many others, it's a dumb one, but I thought I'd lob  
> it out
> there just the same:
> Why not start out with j2me?
> *) It'd be breaking new ground - something no one has done before  
> in the
> 'free' world (to my knowledge at least).  That, to me at least, would
> increase the fun quotient.
> *) It's small, which would make it easier to get running - or at least
> easier to make it complete.
> *) It's simple.  To my knowledge, in order to stay small, most
> implementations are interpreters (possibly assisted in hardware  
> through
> things like Jazelle).
> *) Modulo space saving optimizations, it could then be used as a  
> launch
> pad for "bigger and better things" should we so desire.
> *) Perhaps there are some financial incentives for corporations to get
> involved.  J2SE is "free beer", so the impetus to work on a free  
> version
> mostly comes from a desire to have an open source Java available,
> without the practical incentives of a free beer system that other open
> source projects have had working in their favor.
> Just a thought...
> -- 
> David N. Welton
> - http://www.dedasys.com/davidw/
> Linux, Open Source Consulting
> - http://www.dedasys.com/

Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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