[fpc-pascal] .NET FAQ

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Wed Oct 4 15:21:29 CEST 2006

Jonas Maebe schrieb:
> On 04 Oct 2006, at 14:26, Marco van de Voort wrote:
>> IMHO the correct way is to gain access to the native API's, not add 
>> support
>> Java.
> It's not, because then your application will potentially only work on a 
> specific phone model, possibly even only on a single revision of a 
> particular phone model. The Java layer allows manufacturers to break 
> binary abi and hardware compatibility at will (i.e., don't get bogged 
> down by legacy design decisions or backward compatibility requirements).
> The ease of third party providers which can distribute a single "binary" 
> (jar file) that can run on multiple phones is a nice plus.

Well, I'am still waiting for the java killer application for a mobile ;) 
  Most java applications for mobiles I saw were simply a pain: 
inconsistent user interface, dog slow, freezing the phone etc.

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