Posted by bantunes
on March 23, 2010 at 9:44 AM PDT
I am reopening here discussion for porting phoneME to iPhone. I am ware that this as been abandoned or on hold, mostly because of the iPhone SDK agreement from Apple.
There was some efforts in the past to provide build's for phoneME on iPhone. See http://wiki.java.net/bin/view/Mobileandembedded/PhoneMEAdvancedPlatforms...
The motivation is that we have on Apples AppStore, some emulators. Examples
* A port of an old MSX game, EGGY, for the iPhone ( http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=309681... )
Note that this effectively launches and MSX emulator bundled with the Eggy game.
* Commodore 64
So why not bundle the JVM with each application? I am finding in community interest in opening/staring the porting phoneME to iPhone
With emulators available for iPhone, it seems that there's nothing wrong having Virtual Machine so long it can't be used to run arbitrary content
The legal alternatives we have today to develop using iPhone applications (as i am aware, and in a legal way) is to use (although I have not yet used/test them)
* iSpectrum : iPhone Development using Java under Eclipse
* Java-to-Objective-C cross-compiler
* alchemo for iphone
So finally, is anybody interested in staring the port of phoneME to iPhone. Lets get a JVM under iPhone, and make it a better platform
Added "With emulators available for iPhone, it seems that there's nothing wrong having VM so long it can't be used to run arbitrary content"
Message was edited by: bantunes