Java News from Tuesday, December 23, 2003

As usual I'll be away for the holidays for the next week or so. Updates are likely to be a little sparse until I return.

Apple has posted Java 1.4.2 Developer Preview 2 for Mac OS X 10.3 on the Apple Developer Connection (registration required).

Nokia has released the finished version of Java Specification Request (JSR) 184, Mobile 3D Graphics API for J2ME, to the Java Community Process (JCP). The goal is "an efficient 3D Graphics API suitable for the J2ME platform, in particular CLDC/MIDP. The API is targeted at CLDC class of devices that typically have very little processing power and memory, and no hardware support for 3D graphics or floating point math. The API has been defined such that implementations on that kind of hardware are feasible. However, the API also scales up to higher-end devices featuring a color display, a DSP, a floating point unit, or even specialized 3D graphics hardware." The reference implementation and technology compatibility kit must be licensed from Nokia.