Thursday, October 17, 2002 12:17 PM
I'm a little more wary. There are indeed tools for developing j2me for palmOS and there is more than one VM, but I don't know of any that allow much interaction between the Palm world and the J2ME world. e.g. you can't access the Palm database of addresses/calendar items via a MIDlet. From what I have read, Sun does not plan on implementing any such changes in their VM.
From the info I have, the future does not look good for these types of changes which will make MIDlets and PalmOS apps more interoperable. There are so many things that would make J2ME/PalmOS applications much more robust, but I don't hear any of the major players talking of implementing these changes. e.g. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to use PalmOS "Beam" to transfer to the J2ME side on the Palm?
Does anyone know of additional capabilities that are included or scheduled to be included in future releases of IBM's Websphere J9 VM?