javac -target parameter used by the rapc.exe tool

by Retired on ‎06-09-2010 03:48 PM - edited on ‎09-20-2010 04:56 PM by Retired (6,933 Views)

BlackBerry® Java® Development Environment (BlackBerry JDE) uses the rapc.exe tool to compile and package .cod files. Before packaging an application in to a .cod file, rapc.exe uses javac.exe from the installed Java® Development Kit (JDK) to generate the .class files. Rapc.exe automatically ensures that these .class files are targeted for BlackBerry® Java® Virtual Machine (BlackBerry JVM) 1.1 or later. This is done to maintain compatibility on the BlackBerry smartphones when the .class files are actually packaged in a .cod file.


If you are using a custom script that calls javac.exe and rapc.exe separately to package your application, you will have to make sure that you are calling javac.exe with -target option so that all generated .class files are compatible. This is a requirement to make sure that the generated .class files are consistent with Connected Limited Device configuration (CLDC) 1.1 BlackBerry JVM implementation.