The MUSIC Consortium has released a preliminary version of a language tool and middleware environment for developing next-generation mobile applications and services. The MUSIC platform would facilitate the development of applications that automatically adapt to PCs, laptops, or mobile phones that support at least Java 1.4 and have OSGi available at run time.
Target devices can be from different manufacturers and use any underlying operating system that provides a virtual machine (VM) for Java 1.3. The application would run in one VM with MUSIC and have to adhere to its restrictions. "The stronger requirements for the development environment will not cause a problem, because the developer is usually furnished with a standard PC, which easily fulfills all needs," says MUSIC project technical leader Svein Hallsteinsen.
The MUSIC middleware would help software developers produce self-adaptive software, communications infrastructure operators optimize their resources, and service providers boost the market for their products. The consortium will present a tutorial and a demonstration at the Fifth International Conference on Open Source Systems in early June in Stockholm, Sweden. The final version will be released in the second quarter of 2010.
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