lwuit-logo.jpg While I was traveling on business the LWUIT team released version 1.4 – both in source and binary form.

With the new XHTML component rendering dynamic web content and embedding rich text locally in the Java ME applications will be easier than ever before. Additional features such as a BlackBerry support and enhanced virtual keyboard functionality will enable Java ME developers to target a much wider set of devices for creative and compelling Java ME applications.

Here is a brief list of new features for version 1.3 and 1.4:

LWUIT 1.3 main features are:

  • Additional UI Controls: Tree, Table, Spinner
  • Bi-directional text support: Extends LWUIT support for right-to-left languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, Syriac, Thaana
  • Virtual keyboard support: This functionality enhances the touch screen support through LWUIT by enabling customizable user input from applications
  • Enhancements to Theme Creator: The tool now enables using SVG backgrounds for creating themes

LWUIT 1.4 main features are:

  • XHTML MP1.0 support
  • BlackBerry binaries
  • Enhancements to VirtualKeyboard
  • Time line animations
  • Multi-line textfield

For more information check out Shai’s blog. As a reminder, if you’re looking for an overview of LWUIT and an introduction into some of the new 1.3 and 1.4 features check out my article.


— Terrence