12-01-2009 02:43 AM - edited 12-01-2009 02:46 AM
hi everyone ....
I have been developing bb apps till now in windows xp , recently i had changes to linux.... can help anyone help me by saying how to install eclipse with bb plugin and work on it ......plz...i searched the comunity and found the following link.
but to understand it is taking a lot of time with time consuming errors.
Can anyone suggest me how install(if possible step by step procedure).........Thanks
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12-01-2009 02:59 AM
I suspect the biggest challenge is running the BlackBerry Simulator as it's definitely using Windows API. If you have Windows installed you could try using WINE, but I don't know whether it's good enough... You could try running the simulator in a Windows VM and then connecting to it via the debug ports from JDE or Eclipse, but, again, I've never tried this myself.
12-01-2009 07:55 AM
I do all my projects with cygwin scripts and finally decided to try to move to debian ( largely due to
browsers oddly enough but I'm sure cygwin people will be happy LOL ). But, even with java
I thought there were issues with rim jars and path separators or other stuff so it hasn't been
a high priority ( cygwin and rim build tools run just fine but since they are batch I don't
even really care how long they take ). For tools clearly bound to windoze, I'm not sure what
to do but curious to read about what others have found.
12-01-2009 09:47 AM
thanks for the reply.....i just wanted to know if any one is developing the blackberry application in linux?
even though i am trying as the link is suggesting i wanted to know if it is possible or not?
if they are any one developing in linux , can you please post some details regarding the installation, right now i am trying different means to make it work. Different problems are arousing as i move on ..... it would be of great help if anyone have suggestions or so.... thanks in advance
12-01-2009 11:57 AM
I use eclipse on Linux while developing and build the jad's (different targets for diferent OS versions) with an ant script. I only use Windows (inside VirtualBox) for testing.
I used some information found here blackberry-development-using-linux
12-01-2009 02:27 PM
One good thing, though it hasn't been released yet, is that RIM will be releasing a cross-platform version of the develepment tools (simulator, compiler, signing tool, etc.).
It will work on Windows, Mac, and Linux so for now you have to do what the other BlackBerry devs who use linux do but eventually they will have native tools for Linux.
12-02-2009 01:16 AM
thanks for the suggestions and the link ...
Can you be more specifc about the virtualbox method of running. As far as i know that the virtual box will create another OS in linux. So should we install the eclipse and plugin in that virtual OS and run in it and see the output.....thanks
12-02-2009 02:34 AM
I use BlackBerry JDE from VirtualBox but just for testing and debugging. You can use Eclipse instead but as I don't need to write actual code inside VirtualBox I didn't need all the eclipse features.
12-03-2009 12:25 AM
thanks Martijnbrinkers for your reply...
After trying different things i at had installed the Virtual Box and then in that i had the eclipse and the plugin installed and now it is working fine.
If anyone in the future is facing ths issue then according to my knowledge it is not that easy to install(atleast not for me), so in linux you need to install the Virtual box and in that i had installed the windows environment and then worked on it as we work in windows XP.
So i am marking this thread as solved
Thanks Everyone for helping he ....
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