Thursday Oct 09, 2008

Upgrade for Netbeans Mobility Microemulator Plugin - Solaris, Mac OS, Linux

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Finally I've had some time to take care of Microemulator Plugin Support. Previous version of this plugin does not work with the Netbeans Mobilty 6.5 and I've promised to fix it as soon as 6.5 is in the stable state. Unfortunately I was not able to do it until now because I was busy with new features and bug fixing for new NB release. New version of Microemulator plugin is not very well tested (yet) so please report problems on the home page of plugin (listed on the end of this entry). Information about plugin and Microemaultor below.

List of technologies implemented in the Microemualtor 2.0.2 and what is supported (or not supported) by Netbeans Microemultor plugin 1.0.1:

  • Works with all wersion of Netbeans 6.x
  • Operation Systems supported: Solaris, Mac OSX and Linux
  • CLDC 1.0/1.1 (JSR 30/139) - no reported issues
  • MIDP 2.0 (JSR 118) - large parts of CustomItem are not implemented
  • Bluetooth API (JSR 82)-1.0 - requires lib/microemu-jsr-82.jar, this is stub API definition used only during compilation process, for runtime integration with BlueCove (http://code.google.com/p/bluecove/) is needed (in this version of plugin bluetooth is supported only during compilation)
  • FileConnection API (JSR 75)-1.0 - requires lib/microemu-jsr-75.jar and additional command line parameter: --impl org.microemu.cldc.file.FileSystem (in this version of plugin bluetooth is supported only during compilation)
  • Mobile Media API (JSR 135)-1.1 - requires lib/microemu-jsr-135.jar, this JSR is only partially implemented
  • Wireless Messaging API (JSR 120)-1.0 - requires lib/microemu-jsr-120.jar, this is stub API definition used only during compilation process
  • Nokia UI API-1.0 - requires lib/microemu-nokiaui.jar
  • Siemens API-1.0 - requires lib/microemu-siemensapi.jar
  • Location API (JSR 179) - possible integration with OpenLAPI (http://thinktankmaths.com/technologies/openlapi/)

Links:

NB Microemulator plugin home page + tutorial how to use it: http://plugins.netbeans.org/

search keyword: Microemulator

Microemulator home page: http://www.microemu.org/

Saturday Jun 07, 2008

Microemulator Support on Netbeans Plugin Portal

Recently I was able to fix and update Microemulator Support plugin for Netbeans Mobility. It has new home page on the Netbeans Plugin Portal. Microemulator Support plugin supports three operation systems: Solaris(OpenSolaris), Mac OS and Linux. Plugin's page also contains tutorial how to use it with Netbeans Mobility 6.1.

Netbeans Mobility Microemualtor Support

Monday Jun 02, 2008

NetBeans Mobility on Solaris

Some time ago Sun released OpenSolaris. It is simply the x86 version of Solaris 10 made open source. It is available as Live CD with very cool installer (Similar to Ubuntu Linux). The Netbeans Mobility Pack was unusable on this OS because of lack of the Java ME SDK for this platform. Major problem with JavaME/MIDP emulators for Solaris was missing preverifiers. Most of the them are native applications which comes with Java ME platforms for Windows or Linux like Wireless Toolkit or MPowerPlayer for Mac OS X and they are not available for Solaris. Fortunately since version 4.0 ProGuard comes with preverifier. The ProGuard is set of tools 100% written in Java so it also runs on Solaris. I was able to combined ProGuard and Microemualtor and now it is possible to write, run and debug MIDP application on my favorite OS. This feature is not yet part of the Mobility 6.5 but most likely will be in the final version of incoming relase. If you are using Solaris x86 or Mac OS X and you'd like to try this new feature you can download "preview" version of plugins from Netbeans wiki page:

Mobility Support for Solaris and Mac OSX

Microemulator is available here:

Microemulator project home page

Micoremulator, Mobility and OpenSolaris in action:

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