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Developing J2ME on Mac OS

Richard Everhart
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Joined: Nov 19, 2003
Posts: 54
I'd like to begin experimenting with the J2ME APIs but I was wondering if there is any support for the wilreless toolkit (I think that's what it's called) for Mac OS? Is the Mac a J2ME friendly platform for development and testing?


Alexander Traud

Joined: Jul 07, 2004
Posts: 16
Unfortunately not.

Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9 are out because a byte code preverifier is missing. At least I have not found a Java JDK 1.1.8 compatible one yet.

For Mac OS X it is a bit better:
MIDP 1.0
MIDP 2.0

Another way are Java compatible emulators. See the articles above for further references. Even UNIX x86 is problematic for J2ME development. Nokia does a lot here or you install Windows API emulators.
Richard Everhart
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Joined: Nov 19, 2003
Posts: 54
Thanks for the reply! I haven't pusued the links you supplied but I'm considering buying MS's Virtual PC v7. It's cheaper than buying a whole new machine (and I've already spent enough on this G5 )

I agree. Here's the link:
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