Reference implementation of JavaME

Mani Sarkar sadhak001 at
Sat May 20 14:02:28 UTC 2017

It's a great idea but watch out for duplication of efforts .

On Sat, 20 May 2017 12:30 Carl Jokl, <carl at> wrote:

> Dear all
> I mentioned to Ben Evans about my desire to create an open source reference
> implementation of JavaME equivalent to Open JDK but for the lowest end
> feature phones that could possibly run JavaME. This is intended to help the
> developing world lower cost and effort to Java enabling the cheapest of the
> cheap feature phones. Implementors only need to implement code specific to
> their handset.
> I want to hack on some bottom end Nokia feature phones to see what can be
> achieved.
> I wanted to call this project "Higgs" after the Higgs sub partial in
> reference to creating the smallest possible JVM with any
> mass/gravity/weight.
> Should a JSR be raised for this effort?
> Carl
> London Java Community Associate for Mobile/Embedded/IoT
> Member of JavaME Working Group.
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