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tomkranz
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎02-13-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: GiffGaff
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WebWorks & Ripple: Please enter an author for the application

I've had a search through the forums, and although I've seen posts about an application ID, I've not seen anything that covers this.

 

I have a WebWorks app I'm trying to port to the Dev Alpha device I have. It all works fine within the Ripple Simulator within Chrome, but when I come to Package & Sign, I get the following error:


Oh Snap! Build request failed with message: [ERROR] Error: Please enter an author for the application

 

I'm tearing my hair out over this, because in config. xml I have this set:

 

 <author href="http://www.gaeltd.com" rim:copyright="Copyright 2012 GAE Ltd">GAE Ltd</author>

 

I'm using the Blackberry 10 WebWorks SDK 1.0.3.8 and Ripple Emulator 0.9.10, in Chrome Version 23.0.1271.95 m on Windows 7 64 bit.

 

All of the paths and passwords etc. within Build/Settings screen within Ripple are all correct, I just can't see why it's choking on this.

 

Anyone any ideas? It's driving me up the wall, as this is the final round of testing :-(

 

Thanks,

TOM

 

 

 

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tomkranz
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎02-13-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: GiffGaff

Re: WebWorks & Ripple: Please enter an author for the application

I've also tried trying to sign the app from the command line, with the same results:

 

 

 

C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK 1.0.3.8>bbwp c:\Dropbox\WebApps\Blackberry\pkgs\wasxor10.zip -d c:\Dropbox\WebApps\Blackberry\pkgs

C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK 1.0.3.8>"C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK 1.0.3.8\third_party\node\windows\node.exe" "C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK 1.0.3.8\lib\bbwp.js" c:\Dropbox\WebApps\Blackberry\pkgs\wasxor10.zip -d c:\Dropbox\WebApps\Blackberry\pkgs


[INFO]    Populating application source
[INFO]    Parsing config.xml
[ERROR]   Error: Please enter an author for the application

C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK 1.0.3.8>

 

 

 

Please excuse the appalling path ;-)

 

Cheers,

TOM

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tomkranz
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎02-13-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: GiffGaff

Re: WebWorks & Ripple: Please enter an author for the application

OK, one too many martinis while finishing off this app.

 

For anyone else who sees this error, I made a typo in the settings screen for Ripple - the Project Root was pointing to a directory for a different mobile app I've developed for the Playbook (bad cut and paste action going on).

 

So naturally when I tried to build a BB10 app, the SDK choked and died, because it was told to pull the config.xml from a completely different application.

 

Lesson learned: double check all the paths in Ripple's Build/Settings screen.

 

Clearly can't be down to the martinis .......

 

Cheers,

TOM

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