Announcing the Native Open Source Components Initiative
Today Research in Motion announced its Native Open Source Components Initiative at DevCon 2011 America. RIM is contributing initial ports of commonly used Open Source Libraries and Games to the QNX-based BlackBerry© Tablet OS, to be used in conjuction with the BlackBerry Native SDK for Tablet OS (NDK). Following this release, RIM will collaborate with the existing open source communities to incorporate these changes into the upstream repositories.
The initial set of components include Media (OpenAL, ALUT, SDL), Gaming (Box2D, Bullet, Cocos2D-X, OpenTTD, DosBox, Wesnoth), and General Libraries (Qt, Boost, Lua, PCRE, Erlang-OTP, SpiderMonkey. Also released were two components authored by RIM: GamePlay - a gaming framework - and TouchControlOverlay - to map touch to mouse / keyboard events.
This is an ongoing initiative; additional compoments will be released as they become available.
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