Programming cell phones in Ruby?


#1

Dear all,

I would like to play around with my cell phone a bit … it understands
Java
MIDP1.0 – is there any way to access this from Ruby ?
I have found JRuby in RAA - can you recommend this for some
very simple game coding or changing ring tones ?

Best regards,

Axel


#2

No its not possible as the J2ME JVms are not tradition or standard JVms
but sized down JVMs with severe access restrictions and the like…


#3

removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Dear all,

I would like to play around with my cell phone a bit … it understands Java
MIDP1.0 – is there any way to access this from Ruby ?
I have found JRuby in RAA - can you recommend this for some
very simple game coding or changing ring tones ?

A language like Ruby is probably a bit big for a cell phone (today’s
cell phones, at least). While not as fancy, you might have a look at
Hecl (http://www.hecl.org) which is at least a scripting language with
some of the dynamic goodness of Ruby…


David N. Welton

Linux, Open Source Consulting


#4

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On Feb 11, 2006, at 4:08 AM, David N. Welton wrote:

A language like Ruby is probably a bit big for a cell phone (today’s
cell phones, at least). While not as fancy, you might have a look at
Hecl (http://www.hecl.org) which is at least a scripting language with
some of the dynamic goodness of Ruby…

Hey, Python’s available for Series 60 cell phones[1], so why not
Ruby, right? It’s a pretty nice alternative to Ruby if you’re writing
for S60 phones. Next best thing, anyway, considering the other options.

[1] http://www.forum.nokia.com/main/0,,034-821,00.html

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