Java can be run under PalmOs
using the KVM.
I'm doing a feasibility study for a palm application at the moment, and I'd like to hear from anybody whose used the KVM for serious work.
Please correct me if i'm wrong:
It seems that the only way to get a Java program running on PalmOS is to compile it on some other machine, then copy the executable over. If you want to do ProgrammingOnHandHelds
, you have to pick some other language.
I've put the KVM on my Palm VII and I got the Handheld Express extension for JBuilder (http://www.borland.com/jbuilder/hhe/
) which makes it very
easy to build Palm apps. Have I done any serious work? No, not yet, but I believe it's very feasible, particularly the VIIx, with 8MB, or any oher PalmOS handheld with a large memory. The KVM itself reports its size as 273K. A minimal application is a few K, a real one would be at least a couple of dozen K. There's no AWT in the CLD or kjava, but at JavaOne
they talked about AWT for PalmOS. Check out this presention from JavaOne
In fact, check out all the J2ME stuff from JavaOne
. I don't think Swing is going to work any time before the end of 2000 :-).
Has anyone done anything with SuperWaba
wiki at http://www.superwaba.net:8100/twiki/bin/view
Recent Palms such as the Zire 72 can use a downloaded IBM J2ME JVM