10-04-2011 11:06 PM
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/
10-05-2011 02:49 AM
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 ?
10-05-2011 11:58 AM
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.
10-05-2011 05:04 PM
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.]
10-24-2011 03:48 PM
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.
There is a strong connection between some parts of the Linux community and Qt.