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[Paging David Jones, would Mr Jones please pick up the white courtesy phone?

One reason might be the signing/certification hoops you need to go through
to run native code.

There's also the Blackberry, on which applications can only be in Java.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Stefan Sandberg
Sent: 08 April 2008 21:04
To: Lua list
Subject: Re: J2ME Implementation of Lua?

Why port lua to java in the first place, and not just run lua itself, 
why bridge using another language?

lua should run without much fuss on symbians like n95, especially with 
the posix libraries..

Jeremy Irish wrote:
> Greetings,
> Our new project at implements Lua as part of our game engine.
It currently runs on Pocket PC and on the Garmin Colorado. We have a small
but growing list of authors creating real-world GPS-enabled games on the
Wherigo platform.
> We're at a crossroads. We're looking at porting Wherigo to Java since many
mobile applications run Java. We dismissed the iPhone since they exclude any
scripting languages as part of their accepted programs. Instead, we're
looking at Android and phones like the Nokia N95 since they have GPS and
support J2ME and don't have such restrictions.
> The challenge is that Lua doesn't have a "real" port to Java. There have
been some attempts at porting Lua to Java before (LuaJava, Kahlua, etc.) or
at least attempts at providing an interop, but we're interested in a full
port of Lua to Java. Is there any interest in the broader community to use
Lua in a J2ME or Java environment?
> Basically at this time I'm just gauging interest. If we can show a broader
adoption of Lua in Java it would make sense to commit resources to doing a
full port, especially if we can "pass on" the code to a strong community
base to manage it once it is done. We'd also be looking to an advisory group
to make sure that the code being generated has been adequately tested to
ensure that the port implements Lua properly.
> Thanks for your feedback! If you could also indicate what you would use
the port for, if you have interest, it would help in the decision-making
> Cheers,
> Jeremy Irish
> President & CEO, Groundspeak

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