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Community Port of WebWorks SDK to Linux
Michael Robinson (@badtoyz) and Joe Scott (@ice2921) have packaged the BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK for Linux. The port is at badtoyz/BB10-WebWorks-SDK-linux. Looking forward to a pull request to understand the differences and, hopefully, to eventually support Linux. Also, both Michael and Joe will be listed in the contributors page.
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New User Agent String for BlackBerry 10
The BlackBerry 10 browser will be using a new User Agent String to identify itself. See the details at DevBlog.
Source: Alex Kinsella via DevBlog on August 16, 2012
Online Catalogs for All Open Source Repos and Samples
We now have new online catalogs for All Repositories and All Samples. We currently have over 238 samples and over 60 repositories. Note that the Samples catalog supports narrowing based on tags to help you navigate through all the samples.
Source: Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on August 15, 2012
Refresh of Native and WebWorks SDK and Ripple Emulator for BlackBerry 10
Multiple refreshed tools: RIM has released a new version of the BlackBerry 10 Beta 2 Native SDK with patches, a New WebWorks SDK, including support for custom API extensions, and a New Ripple Emulator.
BlackBerry Standardizing on Screen Sizes
Tim Neil reports that RIM will standardize the screen resolutions of its future BlackBerry 10 Devices.
The OSBBx bbUI.js Contest
The OSBBx group has started a contest to create bbUI.js-based Applications. Check it out at OpenSourceBB blog.
Source: Shane Cridlebaugh via OpenSourceBB blog on August 13, 2012
Digia Acquires Qt from Nokia
Source: Digia via Press Release on August 9th, 2012
Early Sighting: Ruby on QNX
VideoPlayerSample Relocation Within Cascades-Community-Samples
Source: Shadab Rashid, on August 3, 2012
Atom Feed for Open Source News
Source: Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart, on August 2, 2012
bbUI.js is First RIM project at UCOSP
bbUI.js is the first Open Source project from RIM that is offered through the UCOSP program. UCOSP, the Undergraduate Capstone Open Source Project program brings together students in Canada to work together in joint capstone projects. We are currently exploring adding a C++/Cascades project; we will announce if we set one up. In the meantime, see the current list of projects and consider participating.
Additional Cities in BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour
Source: Alex Kinsella, via DevBlog, on August 1, 2012
New Release of Gameplay: v1.4 with Lua Support
The Gameplay community has announced the release of the version 1.4 of this cross-platform, open source, gaming framework. New features include support for Lua scripting. See Sean Taylor’s post for more details.
New Cascades Sample: LocationDiagnostics
Source: Shadiq Haque, on August 1, 2012
New Adobe AIR Sample: PushSampleApp
Matthew D’Andrea and Marco Di Cesare authored an Adobe AIR application for BlackBerry 10 that is shows how to receive push requests using the BB10 Push API (beta or post-beta). Also see the Developer Guide.
New Cascades Sample: HelloOggVorbis
Source: Ramprasad Madhavan, on July 23, 2012
HTTP Pipeline Contributed to LibCURL
Adobe Now in Contributor List
The PhoneGap team has been a contributor to WebWorks for a long time and the contributions continued after Nitobi was acquired by Adobe. We have been cleaning up our Signatory List and today we added Adobe Systems Inc explicitly to that list.
Source: Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart, on July 24, 2012
bbUI.js 0.9.3 is now available
From Tim Neil, a new release of bbUI.js that continues to bridge the gap between what’s available in the Cascades&mark; UI framework and what is available in bbUI.js. A complete description is available at DevBlog. Note that some of the changes will impact your application markup, so check the details.
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