Sun ships J2ME for Linux

Sun Microsystems Inc. today announced the immediate availability of the J2ME Connected Device Configuration (CDC) and Foundation profile for Linux.

The union of the Java 2 platform and Linux enables developers to deploy applications based upon the Java platform on the Linux operating system

Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition, (J2ME) on Linux has joined Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) to provide expanded Java technology support on Linux, extending the benefits of open network computing to embedded systems.

Sun Microsystems Inc. has announced the immediate availability of the J2ME Connected Device Configuration (CDC) and Foundation profile for Linux. Together, these components form a platform for networked devices in the home, auto and factory floor.

"There are a growing number of Java technology developers who are building applications for consumer devices running on Linux," said Richard Green, vice president, Java Software, Software Systems Group, Sun Microsystems. "Now, with the availability of J2ME technologies on Linux, the 2.5 million Java technology developers worldwide can support a whole series of next-generation, intelligent services on today's modern clients."

J2ME CDC and Foundation profile target next-generation consumer electronics devices such as advanced digital television set-top boxes, residential gateways, automotive and other mobile systems.

Sun opened the J2ME platform specification under the Java Community Process (JCP) program, the open participative process for developing and revising Java technology specifications, reference implementations and technology compatibility kits.

"The availability of J2ME on Linux allows Java technology developers to leverage their applications and services across multiple deployment platforms from embedded consumer devices to the server," said Tony de la Lama, vice president and general manager of Borland's Java Business Unit.

Availability
J2ME CDC and Foundation profile is immediately available for download at: www.sun.com/software/communitysource/.