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From Filip Maj <...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: Sending BB7 to the farm
Date Thu, 09 May 2013 20:32:28 GMT
+1 sunsetting BB7

On 5/8/13 8:58 AM, "Don Coleman" <don.coleman@gmail.com> wrote:

>I'd be happy to see BB7 go away.  It seems like 3.0 could drop support,
>especially if BlackBerry is concentrating on 10 and not releasing webworks
>updates.
>
>I have a client asking for support BB7 along with Android and iOS.  This
>probably means that I have a cordova-cli project and a separate BB7 build
>and keep BB7 on PhoneGap 2.x.
>
>
>On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 10:56 AM, Bryan Higgins
><bhiggins@blackberry.com>wrote:
>
>> It is fair to say that our team is focused solely on BB10. The WebWorks
>>SDK
>> for BBOS itself has no future planned releases.
>>
>> One point I should clear up is the new blackberry10 platform code we're
>> introducing does not cover PlayBook as well. The PlayBook runs TabletOS,
>> which while built on qnx does not as of yet have binary compatibility
>>with
>> BB10. Our CEO has said BB10 for PlayBook is in development, but there
>>have
>> been no official announcements regarding a release.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 10:27 AM, Lorin Beer <lorin.beer.dev@gmail.com
>> >wrote:
>>
>> > Don's question regarding a BB7 roadmap yesterday made me realize that
>>we
>> > don't have one. Concentrating on BB10/Playbook has caused us ignore
>>BB7.
>> >
>> > A little while ago, BB7 was discussed in terms of sending her off to
>>the
>> > farm/attic/(silicon afterlife). The decision was reached that we
>>should
>> > keep up support.
>> >
>> > I believe BlackBerry's stance is that they are not interested in
>> > maintaining the BB7 Cordova implementation. Ken, Bryan, jump in here
>>and
>> > correct me if I'm wrong.
>> >
>> > There is a lot of work involved in getting BB7 to the 3.0.0 cli stage,
>> and
>> > if the plan is to drop support for the platform entirely within the
>>next
>> 6
>> > months, I don't see that this work is justified.
>> >
>> > Deprecation policy is 3 releases now, which means 3.1.0 is the
>>soonest we
>> > can drop it.
>> >
>> > Given that :
>> > - Brett on PhoneGap build has described the BB7 usage statistic as
>> "noise"
>> > - no new jira tickets are submitted for BB7 unless it's by our team
>> >
>> > I propose that we :
>> >
>> > 1. keep BB7 pre-cli maintenance mode regardless of how many releases
>>it
>> > sticks around for
>> >
>> > 2. announce BB7 deprecation and drop BB7 before the 3.0.0 release
>> >
>> > The reasoning for 2 is to not pollute the 3.0 release with legacy code
>> > which is not CLI compliant. I realize that this contravenes our
>> deprecation
>> > policy, but I think the level of interest in BB7 may let us get away
>>with
>> > it.
>> >
>> > - Lorin
>> >
>>


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