12-11-2009 03:05 AM
According to the attached log, SetionMetrics without FontMetrics no longer has issues with verification/linking errors. It starts, but then fails because an UnsupportedOperationException is thrown (OpenGL not supported).
12-11-2009 10:43 AM
FontMetrics is not a public class, which means it can not be used by a third party application. You should only make use of classes listed in the BlackBerry API Documentation.
The BlackBerry Storm 9530 does not support OpenGL ES. Currently, only the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 has support for it.
12-11-2009 12:45 PM
Ok, thanks for responding.
It's disappointing that OpenGL ES is not supported on the 9530 but it introduces some questions such as the program won't run unless GLUtils.isSupported returns true. It returns true on my 9530 and on the 9500/9530 simulator, that is why I was able to run the app on the device. May I ask why the 9530 (which from what I read has the same CPU/GPU combo as the 9550) does not support OpenGL ES?
Second, I don't know if the Eclipse BlackBerry plugin 1.1 Beta has an older documentation version then the online documentation but it lists FontMetrics as a public class. I now know ot to use it and will remove it to prevent problems from the other apps that currently have it as a place holder.
12-11-2009 03:41 PM
FontMetrics is also listed as public API in the javadocs of a JDE v5.0.0 beta that I have (I don't have access to the build/bundle number right now)...
12-11-2009 03:42 PM
There are other hardware limitations that prevent the use of OpenGL ES on the BlackBerry Storm 1.
GLUtils.isSupported should return false on this device. I have sent that issue to our development team.
FontMetrics is not listed in the API documentation in the current beta 5 release of the 5.0 BlackBerry Java SDK plug-in for Eclipse. It may have been accidentally included in a previous beta.
12-11-2009 04:44 PM
Thanks for the response. I am a little disappointed that OpenGL is not supported but it gives me an incentive to get the Storm 2.
As for the GLUtils.isSupported I just checked and something must have changed since the last time I used it because previously it returned true, now it returns false. Sorry for the mistake.
As for the Eclipse plugin, was a new version released since the initial release after the BlackBerry Developer Conference? If so then I need to update.
12-11-2009 06:30 PM
Nevermind about the Eclipse question, I just checked the Update Site and found that updates were avalible.