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From Bryan Higgins <bhigg...@blackberry.com>
Subject Re: BlackBerry BB10 Repos on GitHub
Date Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:22:13 GMT
It's exactly the same as this extension, but we've converted it into a
cordova plugin. We'll provide both the source and pre-compiled libraries.

https://github.com/blackberry/BB10-WebWorks-Framework/tree/master/ext/jpps


On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 10:57 AM, Lorin Beer <lorin.beer.dev@gmail.com>wrote:

> sounds great Bryan,
>
> about the private native dependency, is that provided as a precompiled
> library?
> Can we run these codes?
>
> - Lorin
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 7:13 AM, Bryan Higgins <bhiggins@blackberry.com
> >wrote:
>
> > 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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