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Sun ships “Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition” for Linux

Feb 5, 2001 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

New York; LinuxWorld — (press release excerpt) — Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced immediate availability of the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition, (J2ME) Connected Device Configuration (CDC) and Foundation profile for Linux. Together, these components of the J2ME form a platform for networked devices in the home, auto and factory floor.

With this announcement, Sun demonstrated its commitment to support Linux across the Java platform, extending the benefits of open network computing to embedded systems. Linux has matured quickly into an increasingly popular operating system and is now emerging in the embedded systems market.

“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, Inc. “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.

J2ME on Linux joins Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) to provide expanded Java technology support on Linux. With the union of the Java 2 platform and Linux, end users can run thousands of Java technology based applications and Java technology developers can write and deploy applications based upon the most advanced Java platform on the Linux operating system.

Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition CDC and Foundation profile is immediately available for download, here.

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