/k/ (pronounced ""kah"") has released ""Mika,"" a new Java virtual machine (VM) and runtime environment that enables Java programs to run on embedded systems including ones with no graphical display (""headless"" systems) and MMU-less architectures such as ARM7TDMI. The class libraries supplied with Mika include support for all the most commonly-used packages and APIs used for embedded Java programming, according to /k/, so most existing applications developed for other embedded Java offerings will run on Mika with little or no modification.
Mika is available now for ARM (ARM7TDMI, StrongARM, XScale) and x86-family CPU types, with PPC currently under test. Ports to MIPS CPU and the operating systems eCos and QNX are scheduled for release in 2004.
For details, please check http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS2646283822.html