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Blog Archive for terrencebarr during July 2008

Dear Community, We're excited to announce the new milestone release 3 (MR3) of the phoneME Feature project. As you know phoneME Feature is a live code base which is being continuously evolved by the efforts of community members as well as Sun's engineering teams. It forms the basis of Sun's commercial product known as the Sun Java Wireless Client 2.1. Much work has gone into the code base over...
There has been quite a lot of press around Nokia's announcement to buy Symbian, unify S60, UIQ, and MOAB, and open source the platform within two years. This move highlights a number of important things such as the intensifying battle for supremacy in the mobile platform space but also the acknowledgement that the open source model has firmly arrived in the mobile space, even for traditionally...
This is a bit off-topic but it struck a chord with me. Mark Turansky posted an article on JavaLobby a few days ago which analyses the thinking that creeps into the planning process when you term software developers as "resources" - as arbitrarily exchangeable quantities in the process of developing and delivering software projects. In the age of globalization with its in-, out-, and cross-...
On my various trips and presentations around the world I often get asked to comment on Google's Android effort. I've blogged about Android before and mostly what I said then still holds true now. But a couple of things I think have become more apparent since then - in particular that Google seems to have approached the matter with a certain amount of naiveté. We still don't actually know very...
The Lightweight UI Toolkit (LWUIT) project has really hit a nerve and taken off in a spectacular way. The LWUIT forum has had almost 7000 views in just six weeks and a number of developers are heavily involved with the toolkit already or building applications on it. The architects, Shai and Chen, have been busy adding new features and fixing bugs and have done a new code drop just last week....
It's amazing how community activity tends to develop its own dynamics. Over the last few weeks there has been a surge of things happening in the phoneME Advanced project - on several fronts. I thought I'd share some of this in case you missed it: Porting to Garnet OS / Palm OS 5.x Several folks are really getting into the details now, discussing the possibilities and the pros and cons of...