Java News from Sunday, January 14, 2007

My D-Link broadband router died about 4:00 this afternoon. I'll replace it tomorrow morning, but in the meantime Mokka mit Schlag and The Cafes are offline.

Update: I think I've finally got the router fully working again. Knock wood. It's really annoying that it can't reload a config from a different version of the firmware, nor does it show the config in plain text so you can print out and inspect the configuration details. It also doesn't provide sufficient diagnostics or error messages. I have to guess what might be wrong.

Sun has posted the early draft review of JSR-271, Mobile Information Device Profile 3 to the Java Community Process (JCP). According to the draft,

Mobile Information Devices (MIDs) span a potentially wide set of capabilities. Rather than attempt to address all such capabilities, previous MIDP Experts Groups (JSR 037 and JSR 118) agreed to limit the set of APIs specified, addressing only those functional areas that were considered absolute requirements needed to achieve broad portability and successful deployments. The MIDP 3.0 Expert Group continued and extended this philosophy to expand upon the existing MIDP functionality in all areas, improve interoperability across implementations, and build upon the success of MIDP 2.0 by enhancing the profile in the following areas:

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