05-18-2011 04:33 PM
I'm a first time developer trying to use WebWorks to develop Playbook apps on a Mac. Right now I've successfully launched the Playbook simulator using VMware Fusion, and was able to get my IP address. The next step is to launch the "Hello World" app, as discussed in this webinar: http://webcast.streamlogics.com/audience/auditoriu
Now I'm stuck at launching the bbwp.exe file, because apparently Macs can't open exe files. It looks like you need a command prompt to navigate to the WebWorks SDK installation folder. (As discussed at 43:31 in the aforementioned webinar)
Does anyone have a way to solve this step, where there is a command line tool available on a Mac?
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05-19-2011 05:23 PM
You can't use a .exe on a Mac. In the same folder there should be a "bbwp.exe" and "bbwp" (with no extention). Use the latter when on a Mac.
05-19-2011 10:39 PM
05-20-2011 11:51 AM
Yes, you should be comfortable using the Terminal on your Mac. When you 'cd' into the bbwp folder (the one with, among other things, the bbwp and bbwp.exe) you run bbwp by the following command:
./bbwp (location of zip archive)
To make it easier, just type:
./bbwp and then from Finder just drag your zip archive onto the Terminal window and it'll fill in the address to the location of the zip file for you.
Let us know if you need more help.
05-20-2011 12:27 PM
Thanks guys! Terminal is the solution I was looking for. For any other first time developers using Terminal for the first time, I found this page to be helpful as well: http://guides.macrumors.com/Terminal.