Saturday, January 05, 2008

Amazon Kindle has JVM

Amazon Kindle seems to be heavy on Java. All the applications running seems to be developed in Java. From the look of the files existing on Kindle, it appears Kindle is using CDC and CVM. If Amazon opens up Kindle, it would become a great programming device for Java Developers soon and most widely available CDC device. According to Tritschler opening up kindle API's is a future direction.

Looking at contents of Kindle has the following files indicating its CDC based implementation:
/usr/java/bin/cvm
/usr/java/lib/jsse-cdc.jar


All the applications (Some of which are not made public exist as java applications based on existence of following jar files:

/opt/amazon/ebook/booklet:
AudiblePlayer.jar
AudioPlayer.jar
Browser.jar
ContentManager.jar
Demo.jar
Experimental.jar
Home.jar
MobiReader.jar
PictureViewer.jar
PrefBooklet.jar
Search.jar
XymlBooklet.jar
msp.jar


/opt/amazon/ebook/lib:
MobiCore-impl.jar
MobipocketCoreReader.jar
ReaderSDK.jar
SearchSDK.jar
framework-api.jar
framework-impl.jar
jdbm.jar
json.jar
kxml2.jar
xyml.jar

1 comment:

Julien Couvreur said...

Sounds encouraging. Are you going to try an run your own java apps on the Kindle?