01-05-2010 11:27 AM
I am an other linux user and frustrated to log into a (slow) windows host...
Does wine worth a try ?
Is a SDK planned for GNU/Linux , debian prefered ?
01-05-2010 03:14 PM
I'm now pretty much on debian but now I just use two machines- I have the windoze for the RIM
and other restircted app and do everything else here. If the machine is tied up on simulator, I
can use this machine to post on forums and do other things. I haven't tried wine but I did find that
most of my cygwin script oved over pretty well- even some of my c++ code written under cygwin
worked quite well except for minor issues. When it got to the point that 500Meg or memory wasn't enough for firefox to let me post to a simple forum without minutes of VM, I moved everything I could but now I don't care any more as it just gives me more time to surf when simulator is starting up...
01-05-2010 07:03 PM - edited 01-05-2010 07:16 PM
I typically develop RIM-library-agnostic components of the application outside of Windows and then integrate that with UI code I develop within Windows. It's a pain, but it's functional.
01-05-2010 07:34 PM
I just downloaded netbeans solely to do my first glassfish app witout having to think. I may use it as an editor
and make the windoze machine just a RIM server since I can invoke compile/build scripts remotely. Only
when I really need the debugger and simulator wouldI need to interact with the windoze machine.
I've been suggesting your idea to others, use j2se for non-gui stuff.
01-05-2010 07:35 PM
The tricky part is comparing the SE libs to the ME libs and making sure you don't accidentally use a SE-only method or something. But one tends to keep the RIM API docs open, so that's not too difficult.
01-06-2010 08:11 AM
I am happy to see this thread is still alive.
I had resorted to using Wintendo in a virtual machine (under VirtualBox) to develop my bb app. It makes things more complicated to be forced into a Wintendo downgrade just to develop and test.
niklas' site (mentioned in his comment earlier) is very helpful!
01-06-2010 08:33 AM
I guess I would mention that you can make your own implementation of some RIM classes for
j2se testing. I don't think I've done this but it is possible.
I use the g++ preprocessor and can compile for a desktop target so usually I can confine the
01-20-2010 04:15 AM
I used gnu cpp too in the past, but seems j2me polish support rim, but that's an other topic to follow at :
By the are you able to debug effeciantly using eclipse + wine + sdk ?
01-23-2010 05:27 AM
Here I have begun to add debug support to barry tool :
For the moment, I know only read the console message.
If RIM wants to help me