[fpc-pascal] Blackberry

Tony Pelton tpelton at gmail.com
Wed Jul 5 18:23:30 CEST 2006

On 7/5/06, Michael Preslar <mike at lordlegacy.com> wrote:
> But rewriting in Java bytecode for Blackberry scares me. Gameport has
> made it very clear that the source cant be distributed in any form.. I
> know there are java decompilers for PCs.. I'd be there are ones for
> Blackberry as well.

compiled java source (.class files) aren't "platform specific", though
they may be JVM version (1.1, 1.2 ...) specific.

so, a decompiler, available on any given platform, can decompile
.class files for any device or platform.

a couple of comments :

*) some people use obfuscators for compiling their java code. these
work by preprocessing your source code into equivalent source code,
but with your symbols changed to consistent but "human meaningless"

the theory goes that this makes decompiled .class files, generated
from obfuscated source, very difficult to read/understand.

*) is obfuscated, decompiled java source comparable to dissasembled binaries ?

i suspect in practice, that the level of dedication required to
reverse engineer either is about the same, assuming the individual has
the skills and expertise for either.

> Which makes me lean towards WinCE that much more.

because you think it will be harder to reverse engineer and "steal"
your "door game" software ?

a strange line of thinking if you ask me ...


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