By lukas on Mar 16, 2007
You are maybe wondering that there will be the 5.5.1 releases of both Mobility Pack when we haven't announce it anywhere. We didn't produce Beta neither. The Mobility Pack wants to produce release for every major release of NetBeans. That's the reason why we are producing the 5.5.1 version. Don't expect lot of new features in the Mobility Pack 5.5.1 (for CLDC). It's mainly bug fixing release. There wasn't identified many bugs worth to be fix. These issues are mainly in the visual designer area and the custom components library.
We wanted to replace the WTK2.2 with its new version called Sun Java Wireless Toolkit 2.5 for CLDC. Unfortunately, they will not produce version for Linux on time. Therefore we cannot replace it. What a pity.
The Proguard 3.5 will be replaced with the 3.7 version.
There will be Mobility Pack for CDC 5.5.1 too. The main feature of this release will be support for CrEme VM from nsicom.com. i've seen it working on Petr's laptop but I haven't started it on mine yet It seems that you need a real Pocket PC device. I'm looking for/fighting with an emulator for it now. Both 5.5.1 Mobility Packs should be available together with NetBeans 5.5.1 in April.
Next week is Milestone 8 stabilization phase for the 6.0 builds. It's the last milestone before JavaOne. The next Milestone 9 build will be used by lot of the presenters at the J1. There want be two Mobility Packs anymore. They were merged. The support for CDC will be more stabilized in the M8 build. There will be some new features as well. And some features that we know from Mobility Pack 5.5 will be back. You can look forward for Screen Designer and JMUnit support. Maybe the end2end support. New features will be:
- Game designer - incredible support for creating of Game Canvas, work with Tiles, Sprites, etc. It really deserves a separate post.
- New Custom components - file browser, login screen, sms composer, ...
We (me and Fabiola) will be presenting at JavaOne. They accepted our hands-on lab "LAB-6340: Advanced Java ME Programming - Streaming Video From Server to Your Device". The exercises are prepared. We are fixing the latest problems and finishing the lab document. For those who doesn't know what is hand-on lab I'll cite the official javaone conference guide -
Get down and dirty with the Hands-on Labs (HOL) program, which is loaded with technical content that gets you exploring and into the Java technologies that are happening now. There is no better way to learn. Each of the instructor-led labs has been expanded to 120 minutes, so you can get into the code. You don’t just hear about “how-to” but also experience it. The lab content will also be available on CD.
I'll try to post the most important part of the tutorial in this blog later. I'm looking forward to meet you in San Francisco at the JavaOne this year.