Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Nokia gets more firmly behind Eclipse

Source: Tech News on ZDNet


Nokia is hoping to attract more developers to its platforms through its involvement in Eclipse, an open-source tools project.

The phone maker has increased its level of participation in the project by becoming a board member and strategic developer. Nokia will take the lead in developing tools for mobile applications based on the Eclipse platform. One of its aims will be to extend the Java-based integrated development environment, or IDE, to have full support for J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition).

As part of the move, Nokia will donate some of its own code to Eclipse and dedicate resources to generating new tools for the platform. The company wants to be able to create applications based on two Java specifications--MIDP (Mobile Information Device Profile) and CDC (Connected Device Configuration)--although in the longer term it also intends to use Eclipse for other languages.

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