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Steve Wood
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Joined: Jan 08, 2003
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Hi,
I'm very new to java development on mobile devices and am really unclear about the following:
If I build an application in java (using the Java Personal Profile), do I need to get a license for the runtime for every device that uses it?
Are there any community implementations of the Java Personal Profile JVM?
Basically, what am I getting myself into if I build something for Pocket PC 2003? Am I going to have to work the JVM into my license fee?
I have to say, mobile development with Java is really really unclear.
Any help is very much appreciated.
Cheers,
Steve
Michael Yuan
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Joined: Mar 07, 2002
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The IBM WebSphere Micro Edition (WME)
http://www-3.ibm.com/software/wireless/wme/
is a PPC 2003 runtime for CDC and Personal Profile. You can get a free developer trial (no time limit) if you download the IBM WebSphere Studio Device Developer (WSDD) IDE
http://www-3.ibm.com/software/wireless/wsdd/
My book "Enterprise J2ME" details the steps on how to install and use WME and WSDD in an appendix. For production purposes, I think you can download WME deployment licenses for $6 each from Handango.


Seam Framework: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0137129394/mobileenterpr-20/
Ringful: http://www.ringful.com/
Fred Grott
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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
Posts: 346
Steve, no
application developers do not need to acquire a license for each runtime at some costs most of the time its free..
the only thing you should worry about at this point is getting the runtimes or emulators/sdks for your device targets..
you will find a complete list, as mentioned on several Sun emulator articles at:

http://www.jroller.com/page/shareme/J2MEEmulators


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Steve Wood
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Joined: Jan 08, 2003
Posts: 137
Thanks guys, I'll have a look.
Cheers,
Steve
 
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