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another J2ME client [Aug. 27th, 2003|06:07 pm]
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Another LiveJournal client written for Java 2 Micro Edition platform is available at http://www.xfyre.com/sw/midp/
Recommended version is 0.42a.

Key features:
- built-in UTF-8 support (for JVMs without native UTF-8)
- multilanguage UI (currently english & russian)
- posting in three major modes (public, private, friends-only)
- shared journal access
- ability to save login info
- draft save & load

Known supported devices:
- Nokia 6310i, 7210, 6100, 6610, 7650, 3510i (any other Nokia phone with J2ME should work fine, although I can't guarantee)
- Siemens MT50, M50, S55, M55, C55
- SonyEricsson T610 (tested on emulator)

Known unsupported devices:
- Palm

Generally, application should run on any cellular phone with J2ME support and MIDP 1.0/CLDC 1.0.
The software is still in alpha stage, although it seems to be quite stable now.

P.S. Could anyone tell me how to make the client visible from the LiveJournal client download page?

[User Picture]From: someoneelse
2003-08-27 09:56 am (UTC)
Wow. Thats awesome. Good job.
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[User Picture]From: xfyre
2003-08-27 09:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Hope you'll enjoy it. Some features, like posting for custom friend groups, are to be added soon.
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[User Picture]From: headcube
2003-08-27 04:20 pm (UTC)
I just tried pointing my t610 at the .jad file but it said "500: Web service problem: please contact the service provider." Is that just a temporary problem with the server?
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[User Picture]From: xfyre
2003-08-27 09:50 pm (UTC)
Can you still download the files conventionally, using your browser? if yes, maybe there's a problem with you cell phone provider. As far as I know, here in Russia some providers forbid .jad & .jar files to pass their WAP gateways, maybe the same situation occurs with yours.

I'll check the server too, anyway.

Thank you for your response.
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[User Picture]From: headcube
2003-08-29 07:05 am (UTC)
Downloading the .jad file from my PC seems to work fine so I contacted my provider (t-mobile uk) - their response was "we can't comment on why it's not working because you're not downloading it from our site" but that they don't block downloading of java apps from other sites so it should work in theory...
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[User Picture]From: headcube
2003-08-29 07:39 am (UTC)
I just tried transferring the files to some other webspace, and that seemed to make it possible to download the jad file, but my attempts at guessing how to make it point to the copy of the jar file don't seem to have been too successful. It just seemed to take me to a site called "Bridgestone" with a button saying "main menu" which, when selected, says "item not supported, cannot be downloaded." Very odd.
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From: xenofalcon
2003-08-28 12:41 pm (UTC)
The downloads page requires manual updates, which happen infrequently. The more clients that appear, the pickier my personal choices for what to add are; optimally I'd prefer to add only clients with a reasonable userbase already, which have their own active community and have gone through several revisions (1.0 release or later). A lot of client authors will code a client, post about it, and then never update it again; pointing to those clients from the downloads page can be problematic as new bugs pop up and operating systems are updated. So, if you show that you're behind this client for the long-run, it'll most likely go up on the page.
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[User Picture]From: xfyre
2003-08-28 01:17 pm (UTC)
Yep. I understood. For now, I'm working on LJ2ME for about 9 months. Userbase, definitely, is not large - not many people use their mobiles to post ot LiveJournal. Version number is under 1.0, but it's just convention - software is stable and works on most J2ME platforms. Of course I can upgrade version number if it makes sense :)

One more question: what is needed to make client visible from userinfo page under "Clients used"?
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[User Picture]From: xfyre
2004-01-26 06:10 am (UTC)
If you don't mind, I'd like to return to this question.
LJ2ME has just passed 1.0 version release, seems to be pretty stable and offers rich implementation of LiveJournal protocol.

Project details: http://www.xfyre.com/sw/lj2me/index.html.en

Can it be placed on LiveJournal software download page now?

Thanks in advance.
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[User Picture]From: xfyre
2003-09-08 01:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your response!

This is known issue, and I'm currently working on it.
You may try to download the URL


This is version 0.42b that was bundled specially for T610/616 compatibility testing & troubleshooting.

Could you please report if it works for you?
If no, could you provide more detailed description of the problem?

Thanks again.
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From: thx4zmemories
2003-09-10 08:45 am (UTC)
Awesome job, man! It perfectly supports russian. I love it.
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[User Picture]From: xfyre
2003-09-10 10:43 am (UTC)
Thank you.
You may want to download the recent version - 0.42b.
It has a number of minor bug fixes.
Application descriptor available at http://www.xfyre.com/lj2me.jad.
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From: wickedcynic
2003-11-15 11:29 pm (UTC)
very good client, 10x! :)
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[User Picture]From: xfyre
2003-11-16 09:25 am (UTC)
Maybe you'd like to check the latest version - 0.9.5.
Application descriptor is available for OTA download at http://www.xfyre.com/lj2me.jad

Latest version includes many enhancements, such as communities/userpics/groups support, pseudo tags, lot of bugfixes and so on.
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