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From Bryan Higgins <bhigg...@blackberry.com>
Subject Re: BlackBerry BB10 Repos on GitHub
Date Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:57:45 GMT
I'll follow up today with that. There are a few people who need to sign
still.


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 6:32 PM, Lorin Beer <lorin.beer.dev@gmail.com> wrote:

> This is great stuff! I figured we'd be waiting for a while longer, great to
> see this go live!
> Tim and I will be going through this right away.
> Bryan, I know you are on the
> list<https://people.apache.org/committer-index.html#unlistedclas>; has
> the rest of your team signed the Apache CLA as well?
>
> - Lorin
>
> On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 9:53 AM, Tim Kim <timkim85@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Awesome!
> >
> >
> > On 6 April 2013 08:16, Ken Wallis <kwallis@blackberry.com> wrote:
> >
> > > So awesome to see this go live, thanks Bryan. Looking forward to seeing
> > > progress towards this being merged into the Apache repos!
> > >
> > > Sent from my BlackBerry Z10 smartphone.
> > > From: Bryan Higgins
> > > Sent: Saturday, April 6, 2013 6:42 AM
> > > To: dev@cordova.apache.org
> > > Reply To: dev@cordova.apache.org
> > > Subject: BlackBerry BB10 Repos on GitHub
> > >
> > >
> > > Over the last few weeks, we at BlackBerry WebWorks have been working
> on a
> > > prototype for a new version of our SDK based on Cordova. I'm happy to
> say
> > > that we're now able to share our repos publicly!
> > >
> > > To understand what we've done, you will first need to understand that
> > > WebWorks for BB10 is really 3 things:
> > >
> > >   1.  Packager (bbwp) – a set of node scripts to assemble apps from
> > source
> > >   2.  Framework – handles bootstrap, extension loading, exec calls,
> > events
> > >   3.  Extensions – all of the APIs. Similar to cordova plugins, but
> > > included in the SDK rather than directly in the project.
> > >
> > > All of this is built on top of the "web platform" - a layer on top of
> > > WebKit which exposes device APIs. We plan to document this layer and
> > > provide instructions on how to build a web platform app using only the
> > NDK.
> > >
> > > For those wanting a rich set of APIs, we will provide a Cordova build
> > along
> > > with a set of custom plugins for platform features.
> > >
> > > To get to that world, we need to move some logic from the packager and
> > > framework into Cordova. This will really simplify the exec chain and
> ease
> > > plugin development.
> > >
> > > Old world:
> > > Plugin script > cordova.exec > WebWorks extension > webworks.exec
> web
> > > platform / native
> > >
> > > New world:
> > > Plugin script > cordova.exec > web platform / native
> > >
> > > All of our repos are up at github.com/blackberry. Here's a quick
> summary
> > > of
> > > what we have done so far.
> > >
> > > https://github.com/blackberry/cordova-blackberry
> > >
> > >   *   split out BB10 from BBOS/PlayBook
> > >   *   Re-implemented cordova create, build and run in node, using libs
> > from
> > > our packager
> > >   *   Introduced "target" script for managing device and simulator
> > > configuration
> > >   *   Started the process of converting core plugins from wrappers to
> > > calling web platform directly
> > >
> > > https://github.com/blackberry/cordova-js
> > >
> > >   *   Created blackberry10 as a top level platform
> > >   *   Added some bootstrap, exec and event logic from our Framework
> > >   *   Started the process of removing the wrappers (at which point
> > > cordova.exec and webworks.exec are merged and webworks events will go
> > away)
> > >
> > > https://github.com/blackberry/cordova-plugman
> > >
> > >   *   Copy "controller" code (index.js) and native .so files into the
> > > project
> > >   *   Implemented our prototype of script injection (wrapping
> js-modules
> > in
> > > cordova.define and generating plugins.json).
> > >
> > > https://github.com/blackberry/cordova-cli
> > >
> > >   *   Minor changes to support splitting out BB10 from BBOS
> > >
> > > https://github.com/blackberry/cordova-blackberry-plugins (not yet
> > public,)
> > >
> > >   *   Plugins for BB10 platform features
> > >
> > > I know this is a lot of dump on the list at once, but Jeff and I are
> here
> > > to answer any questions or concerns. Now that the repos are live we'd
> > like
> > > to start a discussion on getting the code into Apache. We've got a
> small
> > > team here working on this (intros to come) and everyone is excited to
> > start
> > > working with the community.
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Bryan
> > >
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> > --
> > Timothy Kim
> >
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