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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.

Source: Michael Robinson via twitter on September 7, 2012

Stump the BlackBerry Devs

After a call to action from Brian Zubert to Stump the BlackBerry Devs, we are going to start collecting challenges and solutions in the StumpTheDevs section of the Cascades-Community-Samples.

Source: Brian Zubert via DevBlog on August 10, 2012, and Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on August 22, 2012

Roadmaps for all

We have released fairly detailed roadmaps for all our technologies; check the pages for Cascades, HTML5, Native, Adobe AIR, Android Runtime. We intend to keep these roadmaps up-to-date.

Source: Tim Neil via DevBlog on August 22, 2012

On Nokia, Qt and Cascades

Tim wrote a note at DevBlog expanding on Digia acquisition of Qt software technologies and Qt busines from Nokia, on the relationship between Qt and Cascades, and on RIM’s strategy.

Source: Tim Neil via DevBlog on August 22, 2012

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.

Source: Ken Wallis and Russell Andrade via DevBlog, on August 15, 2012

BlackBerry Standardizing on Screen Sizes

Tim Neil reports that RIM will standardize the screen resolutions of its future BlackBerry 10 Devices.

Source: Tim Neil via DevBlog on August 15, 2012

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

Digia has acquired the Qt software technologies and Qt business from Nokia.

Source: Digia via Press Release on August 9th, 2012

Early Sighting: Ruby on QNX

Jose Luis Bencosme reports initial success in cross-compiling Ruby onto the BlackBerry 10 Simulator; see screenshot.

Source: Jose Luis Bencosme, via @gordtanner on August 4, 2012

VideoPlayerSample Relocation Within Cascades-Community-Samples

Shadab Rashid has relocated VideoPlayerSample so it is a top-level directory for consistency within the Cascades-Community-Samples repository.

Source: Shadab Rashid, on August 3, 2012

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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.

Source: Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart, via UCOSP, on August 2, 2012

Additional Cities in BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour

New cities added to the BlacKBerry 10 Jam World Tour: August 23 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, August 28 in Vancouver, BC, Canada and September 18th in Amsterdam.

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.

Source: Sean Taylor, via DevBlog, on August 2, 2012

New Cascades Sample: LocationDiagnostics

Shadiq Haque has released a new Cascades sample that shows how to use the BlackBerry 10 C++ Location APIs. Code is available at RIM’s GitHub organization, under the Cascades-Community-Samples repo.

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.

Source: Matt and Marco, on July 26, 2012

New Cascades Sample: HelloOggVorbis

Ramprasad Madhavan authored a new sample to Cascades-Community-Samples that shows how to do basic Ogg file handling using OpenAL and OggVorbis from Cascades. The commit was accepted today.

Source: Ramprasad Madhavan, on July 23, 2012

HTTP Pipeline Contributed to LibCURL

Joe Mason and George Rizkalla have implemented HTTP Pipelining for libcurl and yesterday they contributed it to the team. One more upstream contribution from RIM.

Source: Daniel Stenberg, via @badger, on July 24, 2012

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.

Sources: Tim Neil, via DevBlog, on July 20, 2012

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