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Java SE for Windows Mobile?

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jjjaime
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I've read this information:
http://www.news.com/8301-13580_3-9800679-39.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=...
where Sun claims to replace Java ME by Java SE in smaller devices (and finally abandon Java ME).

Do you know if it's possible to use Java SE in Windows Mobile? I know that it's already available the phoneMe project to provide Java ME in Windows Mobile. But, my question is if it's possible (easily) to deploy Java SE in Windows Mobile and if there's already a binary distribution for this platform.

Thanks in advance,
Jaime

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dextml
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I do hope this can be implemented. But there would be a long way to go for the matter of performance of portable devices.

rshnaper
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There are subset implementations of Java SE for Windows Mobile like IBM's J9 (WEME) or NSIComm CrEME, but things like Swing API are missing from the implementation as it is painfully slow on those kind of devices. My company used both NSIComm and IBM's VM and found that the NSIComm works faster when using AWT as your primary API for UI. The subset those VMs provide is very close to the JDK 1.3 API and might be enough in most cases.

jjjaime
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Thanks for the answer. I know both implementations but the problem is that they are commercial. I'm afraid that I didn´t ask conveniently (or perhaps it's not the appropriate forum) because my question was if there was any distribution of the open source Java SE for Windows Mobile or any activity in this direction.
I know that it's a very hard task because the mobile devices have very specific features. But if Sun has decided to abandon Java ME, perhaps it makes sense to offer Java SE for Windows Mobile as well.