I'm pleased to announce that the final release of phoneME Feature MR2 is now available, just in time for JavaOne.
The crowd was small but enthusiastic.
I'll be speaking at the Mobile Monday Austin event on Monday, March 19th. Whoa, that's next week already, gotta get prepared! It's at the Sun office in Austin, TX. If you're in the area, please drop by. For further information about this event, please go to
See you there!
Contrary to Sue Abellera's blog entry, please keep bugging us!
Today I ran across a forum thread where a poster was disappointed because he had filed a bug a month ago and nothing had happened with it.
If you've taken a look at the phoneME Subversion repository, you've probably noticed that it's not like other Subversion repositories. What's up with that?
Yes, it's true, the repository can be pretty confusing. This has tripped up at least one intrepid community member.
In a response to my previous blog entry, JB asked whether we could have opened up the source code and then cleaned it up after the fact, in public. The question was about OpenJDK but it applies equally well to phoneME.
For phoneME at least, and probably also for OpenJDK, doing the cleanup in public is unfortunately a non-starter.
I started on our open-sourcing effort about four months ago. All we have right now is a snapshot of some (slightly) old code and some zipped-up bundles for convenience of downloading.
I have to say that the names "phoneME Advanced" and "phoneME Feature" don't exactly roll off one's tongue. Why did we choose these names?
I wasn't privy to the entire naming process, but I'll provide some insights into the names.
The first point is that we have open-sourced our source code but not our trademarks and brands, Java in particular.
Hello everybody, and welcome to the phoneME Feature project!
I'm the project owner. Initially my role will be to sign up new members, to answer email and forum questions, and to perform other administrative stuff. I'm sure there will be a lot of this to do. Over time I hope this will transition to being more of a technical role.