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Bold9930
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎09-20-2011
My Device: Bold 9930
My Carrier: Sprint

linux

Would it be possible to port over Linux programs / apps to a BlackBerry?

 

Thanks,

               Chuck

 

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antair
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎10-01-2011
My Device: Torch 9810
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: linux

As long as the program doesn't depend on the specifics of the underlying system, it's certainly possible to port a Linux application to the BlackBerry. It would most likely need to be written in Java, however, whereas the Linux application may have been written in another language.

 

If you are interested in learning more about development for the BlackBerry, a good place to start is the BlackBerry Developer Zone: http://us.blackberry.com/developers/

 

At Antair, we make great apps for your BlackBerry phone and your PlayBook tablet.
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Bold9930
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎09-20-2011
My Device: Bold 9930
My Carrier: Sprint

Re: linux

Please forgive my [probable] naiveté, but I wondered if it would be possible to run the Linux version of Open Office on a BlackBerry; as a counterpoint to MS Office on the Windows phones.

 

When I used the old Windows CE based phones [HTC PC6700, Mogul, etc,], I found that feature pretty handy.

 

Is this doable, feasible, desireable ?

 

Thanks,

                 Chuck

:Sorcerer: 

 

 

 

 

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antair
Posts: 12
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My Device: Torch 9810
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: linux

Chuck.

 

I'm not familiar with the architecture of the Linux version of OpenOffice, but I would imagine it would be a significant port to get an equivalent of that product to run on a BlackBerry.

 

 

At Antair, we make great apps for your BlackBerry phone and your PlayBook tablet.
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Bold9930
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎09-20-2011
My Device: Bold 9930
My Carrier: Sprint

Re: linux

With the onslaught of Androids and I phones and MS upping the ante with their Win8 Phones; seems to me that we need some MS Office type capability for BB... and any other new feature that we can develop.

 

[Apparently we will have Android emulation next year.]

 

 

 

 

 

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slowfox
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-24-2011
My Device: None yet, expecting to have access to Playbook. Developer
My Carrier: Mobilicity/Rogers

Re: linux

With the release of the Native Development Kit (NDK) for the Playbook's Tablet OS (a version of QNX), it should be easier to port Linux C/C++ code to the Playbook.  Both Linux and QNX are Posix-compliant OSes.  However, I don't yet have access to a Playbook and haven't yet played around with the NDK much.

 

Also, see:

 

http://blackberry.github.com/   and

http://www.ic-mobile.com/news/77-qt-for-blackberry-playbook

 

There is a strong connection between some parts of the Linux community and Qt.

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altheaffx
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-28-2012
My Device: Developer
My Carrier: 639322064380

Re: linux

I agree with Bold9930. MS Office has already been a must-have app for most.
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chamakov
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎08-14-2013
My Device: Blackberry Pearl Flip
My Carrier: Telcel

Re: linux

now, its esier port apps to linux because the native sdk compatible with linux
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