The goal of the Mobile Tools for Java TM (MTJ) project is to extend existing Eclipse frameworks to support mobile device Java application development. MTJ will enable developers to develop, debug and deploy Mobile Java applications to emulators and real devices. The base code of MTJ is EclipseME version 1.7.9.
MTJ was part of the Helios release train and it was also included in the Eclipse Pulsar Package. Most of the features requested by the users are already implemented.
Next MTJ release will be part of Indigo release train. The main focus of this release is bug fixes. The plan is to address as much as possible all issues that are raised from the community after the 1.1 release. Besides that, there are some external contributions that will also be available, and some issues on the API that need to be fixed.
MTJ 1.2 scope is listed below
There are three main deliverables on Mobile Tools for Java project:
The source code repository is available at the MTJ SVN Repository.
MTJ Deliverables will be tested on the following platforms. Those tests depend on community effort contribution
Mobile Tools for Java Reference Platforms
|Operating system||OS version||Processor architecture||Window system||Java 2 Platform||JavaME SDK|
|Microsoft Windows||XP||x86||Win32||Sun Java 2 Standard Edition 5.0 Update 14 for Microsoft Windows||Symbian SDK|
|Microsoft Windows||XP||x86||Win32||Sun Java 2 Standard Edition 5.0 Update 14 for Microsoft Windows||Sun Java Wireless Toolkit 2.5.2 for CLDC|
|Microsoft Windows||XP||x86||Win32||Sun Java 2 Standard Edition 5.0 Update 14 for Microsoft Windows||Nokia Series 40 SDK|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux||WS 4 update 2||x86||GTK||Sun Java 2 Standard Edition 5.0 Update 14 for Linux x86||Sun Java Wireless Toolkit 2.5.2 for CLDC|
|Apple Mac OS X||10.5||x86||Carbon||Apple Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) 5, service release 4||Mpowerplayer build 1185|
|Apple Mac OS X||10.5||x86||Carbon||Apple Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) 5, service release 4||Microemu 2.0.3|
Although untested, MTJ should work fine on other OSes that support the same window system. For Win32: NT, 2000, Vista, and Server 2003; SWT HTML viewer requires Internet Explorer 5 (or higher). For GTK on other Linux systems: version 2.2.1 of the GTK+ widget toolkit and associated libraries (GLib, Pango).
Mobile Tools for Java is completely ready to be used by localized products. All of its UI components have externalized strings. English is provided as the default language, but MTJ is part of Eclipse Babel and the community helps to generate other translations.
In terms of compatibility, there are three main aspects that need to be considered.
API Contract Compatibility: MTJ API will keep the contract compatibility on 1.1.x release.
SDK Workspace format compatibility: Currently there is no plan to change the format that the imported SDKs are stored.
MIDlet Workspace format compatibility: Currently there is no plan to change the MIDlet project format on the 1.2 release.
Plan items listed below are based on the original planning objectives that were established on the Mobile Tools for Java Project 1.2.
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