I want to build my college project on J2ME platform. I use Ubuntu and want to use NetBeans as my IDE.
I just installed netbeans, Sun Java Wireless Toolkit for CLDC and Mobility pack for netbeans. Here is how I did it.
I opened up Synaptic and installed netbeans. It installed openjdk as Java Development Kit. You may choose to install sun-java6-jdk instead. It should run fine (maybe better).
Now, when netbeans was installed, I downloaded Sun Java Wireless Toolkit CLDC from sun website. As it has a text based installer, I had to install it via terminal. Opened up the terminal and then changed the directory to where I downloaded the .sh file. Then ran it as sudo sh downloaded_file_name.sh. It asks a few questions such as path to JDK etc.
Then, I launched netbeans and then navigated through Tools>Plugins. In the available plugins tab, I just sorted by category and installed both packages (Mobility and Mobile Web) packages.Then I restarted netbeans and then navigated through Tools>Java Platforms. Then I selected Java ME MIDP Emulator and browsed for path where I had installed Sun Java Wireless Toolkit for CLDC.
Then I restarted netbeans again. Now I was able to create J2ME projects. While doing so, I had to select the directory where I installed the Sun Java Wireless Toolkit for CLDC.
I successfully ran the Hello World project inside the emulator.
Thank you for reading. Wish me luck for the project.