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From Bryan Higgins <bhigg...@blackberry.com>
Subject Re: BlackBerry BB10 Repos on GitHub
Date Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:13:14 GMT
Sounds good! There are still a few things we need to finish up to get test
results in line with the existing implementation. File API is the big one.

There is also a native library needed which is in the private repo right
now. We'll look at moving that into cordova-blackberry.


On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 9:52 AM, Lorin Beer <lorin.beer.dev@gmail.com> wrote:

> Great! Last week, I wrote a little script to provide unique tags to the
> unit tests in mobile spec. Once those are tagged, I'll be pushing up the
> currently failing tests in the existing BB10 implementation. Having those
> tests documented will hopefully provide an anchor to move the discussion
> forward.
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 5:57 AM, Bryan Higgins <bhiggins@blackberry.com
> >wrote:
>
> > 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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