04-27-2010 11:55 PM
I am brand new to BlackBerry development but pretty decent with web design/scripting, so I was excited to read about widget creation. I have DLed eclipse and the 8900 simulator, but am having trouble following the Widget Tutorial.
I am meant to create new dynamic web project, but the option doesn't appear anywhere in the New menu. When I tried to add the appropriate site to the software updater in Eclipse, it spat out a ream of dependency errors which I don't know how to fix.
Does anyone have any ideas?
04-29-2010 09:40 AM
I assume, you downloaded the latest...
I did not create a dynamic web project, but a Blackberry Widget Project .
If it is not in the "new" menu, goto "file->new->project...", you should be able to choose it there:
If that is not it, you should either reinstall eclipse or deinstall every update site, not connected to eclipse(galileo), or tell us, which error messages, you get.
04-29-2010 06:15 PM - edited 04-29-2010 07:13 PM
Thanks for getting back to me.
Edit: I just realised that there isn't any need to use Eclipse at all - I'll just use ConTEXT to create the documents I need, now that I know the syntax for config.xml. D'uh!
I did reinstall Eclipse and I followed a tutorial and had everything working, but now, again, I cannot find the 'new->web->dynamic web project' option, nor can I find it in 'new->project'. Very strange, and now I can't find the tutorial I was following.
A strange thing is that I initially DLed Eclipse having followed a link on the Phonegap site, and it was the Ganymede version. I reinstalled it and got the Galileo version. When I open it now, it is back to Ganymede. I have no idea what the difference is - does it come down to plug-ins, etc?
I have tried detaching all update sites, closing and restarting Eclipse, but it's still Ganymede and it still doesn't have a 'new->other->web' path. Sure is a complicated piece of software...
I have one working dynamic web project, so I can just reuse it, I guess.
A secondary problem I'm having is with the widget packager. The tutorial I followed told me to create a folder 'BlackBerry Widget Packager/web' and to put the .zip archive of resources into it, and to use the command line command 'bbwp.exe web/whatever.zip', but the packager fails to create my widget unless I put the archive in the same directory as bbwp.exe. This means when it outputs my files, they go to 'BlackBerry Widget Packager/bin/StandardInstall' and 'BlackBerry Widget Packager/bin/OTAInstall', and the executable .jar and .rapc files either end up in a temp folder under users/user or just don't seem to exist at all. It's a slight nuisance having to round my files up in this way every time I want to test something. Any thoughts?
04-30-2010 06:16 AM
I have to admin that I am not that good with eclipse (yet), so I don't know the difference between all those different eclipse's .
I downloaded the latest version of the Eclipse ID for JavaEE Developers and then installed the widget SDK as update-site.
Using this, I don't need the widget packager as I have the option to "Build as BlackBerry Widget".
So I am sorry, I cannot help you with that.
Looking around in the forum, there are not many using Eclipse, are there?
P.S: I remember the tutorial, you are talking about and I don't think it is exact...
04-30-2010 07:51 AM
Yeah, eclipse doesn't seem to do much for the widget creator and it is pretty hefty to use as a text editor. I'm happier with ConTEXT, which I am used to and like.
As you say, though, the only difference is that it packages your widgets for you. It turns out that I don't even need the .jar and .rapc to run my widgets (again, I have no idea what all the files that the packager churns out do), so I only need to copy files from one of the ~Install folders to the other - not the biggest hassle in the world
05-04-2010 09:23 AM
Happy, it works for you.