Where is the End2End functionality of Mobility Pack?

The NetBeans distribution matrix has changed from three distributions - Basic, Standard, Full - to NetBeans for - Web & Java EE, Mobility, Java SE, Ruby, C/C++, All.

I do think that it is step in the right direction. You get right tool for right thing. The Mobility Pack lost the End2End functionality because of this change. To be honest the functionality isn't lost but you have to do some steps to get it back. It isn't part of the Mobility distro anymore as result of issue 113199. When you download the All distribution then you get all functionality (including End to End), of course.

Problem Description
There is End to End functionality in Mobility Pack. The End2End provides wizards for generation of Java ME Web Service (JSR 172) Client and a Mobile Client to Web Application wizard(see more details). Both of these wizards require the Web project or Web Services functionality BUT these are not part of the Java ME distro.

Problem Solution
  • Download the Java ME distribution - it contains the Mobility Pack + Wireless Toolkit emulator
  • Install it
  • Go to Tools > Plugins. Install Mobility End to End from Available Plugins
  • The End to End functionality is back in IDE
Comments:

Except for Solaris x86. Netbeans 6 beta 1 did include the mobility suite, end to end and all, but was missing the j2me. None of the j2me kit include the solaris x86 bits (like the emulator). One can run the emulator under a BrandZ lx zone, but it doesn't integrate too well. But you cant even do that anymore, neither the nightly nor beta 2 include any mobility support, nor is end to end available under plugin.

Really, how hard would it be to give Solaris x86 parity...

Posted by Francois Dion on October 29, 2007 at 02:29 PM CET #

The mobility is provided only for Windows and Linux. The Solaris (Mac) isn't supported platform. The main reason for that is that the WTK emulator doesn't provide build for these platforms. There is a way how to work with Mobility Pack even in those "unsupported/untested" environments, of course.
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Use the ZIP builds. Download and unzip. <br>
If you need the End2End support then it is better to use the All distribution because it can happened that there won't be the E2E functionality available on the Update Center for Solaris OS.<br><br>
You can get the WTK emulator platform for Solaris from Plugins Manager. Let me know if you need a more details for any of these steps.<br><br>
I'm really sorry that the Solaris is unsupported. I don't expect that it will change soon. There isn't any emulator SDK that might be useful (new) for development.

Posted by Lukas on October 30, 2007 at 02:55 AM CET #

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