- Bluetooth hardware.
It can be built-in or a USB dongle.
- Java 1.5.
Can be downloaded from (if you still don't have it).
- A bluetooth stack.
Windows XP: Microsoft stack (included with XP service pack 2).
Linux: Bluez (it's probably already included in your kernel).
Mac: Mac os 10.3(Panther) or 10.4(Tiger).
- A JSR-82 implementation
Windows XP: (already included in the installer package).
Linux: free implementation that runs on top of Bluez.
Mac: can also be used on Mac but this version costs 25 euros.
There are quite a few implementations/projects that could be used for this purpose. If you manage to find an implementation of JSR-82 that you consider can be suitable, suggest it please.
Look for your phone in the and check its status.
There are three :
- supported: the application has been confirmed to run fine on it.
- bugs: the application will mostly work but some issues could be expected.
- not_supported: the application will not work at all. This is usually because the phone doesn't allow to access the Bluetooth radio-link from within Java software.
The PDA has to provide as well a bluetooth stack and a Java Virtual Machine. There are several combinations that could make use of Valhalla Chat:
- Familiar Linux + Bluez + avetana
- Familiar Linux + IBM J9 vm
- Microsoft PocketPc + Creme VM + ???
None of these have been tested at all. If you manage to get it running on a PDA, please let us know.
The upcoming version 0.3 is probably going to be ported to PDAs so it may be worth the wait.
If you have a PDA and would like to beta-test for us that would be much appreaciated: email@example.com