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05-01-2012 10:24 AM
That line was posted in error and will be removed soon. Stage3D is not supported in the current BlackBerry 10 SDK for Adobe AIR. Apologies for the error.
05-01-2012 10:29 AM
More teasing then
Is Stage3D planned before the first official (non-beta) drop of BB10?
I'm really looking towards this feature going forwards, but feel I might have to go to the iPad if it doesn't come soon to the PlayBook
05-01-2012 11:09 AM
05-01-2012 05:24 PM - edited 05-01-2012 05:32 PM
At this point in time, we do not have an expected release date for an update to Adobe AIR used in the BlackBerry Tablet OS. We’re working with Adobe to define a timeline to upgrade to the newer runtime. Once we know that timeline, we will share it with you. In the meantime, RIM will continue to support AIR app development for BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 using AIR 3.1.
05-01-2012 05:52 PM
Thanks for the info Mark. If nothing else, it does imply that there is a level of committment from RIM to support AIR going forwards which is something we can look forward too.
It's just recently, with all the excitement around BB10, Cascades, native stuff, etc us AIR developers feel a little cast aside and forgotten. From a developer perspective AIR makes perfect sense but from a platform/company perspective I suppose the 'more' native capable platforms could be seen as better alternative to showcase products.
Certainly, with the early 'mistake' of posting the Stage3D capability, along with previous similar revelations from ages ago, I suspect it's an inevitability, however, simply just a waiting game. Unfortunately, that 'waiting' is discouraging for developers.
05-04-2012 10:23 AM - edited 05-04-2012 12:38 PM
See my other post on this. Don't expect AIR 3.2 for BB10 or the PB until after BB10 is released. Everything is focused on getting BB10 out with AIR 3.1 (and other SDKs). Most likely the path will either be:
1) AIR 3.2 -> BB10 -> PB
2) BB10 -> PB -> AIR 3.2 -> BB10 -> PB
After BB10 is released, there will be one SDK for all BB devices (phones and tablets). Due to the complexity of the effort and the need to get Adobe to assist in getting 3.2 over, we will see BB10 on the PB before we see AIR 3.2 in BB10. This was reading in-between the lines of discussions with RIM. Keep in mind that everything is very fluid right now. It is not that RIM does not want to openly discuss this, it is that they really do not have a full picture of when this will occur. If Adobe steps up more, then expect it sooner. RIM devs are very excited about what can be done with Stage3D. It might help to start asking Adobe to help out RIM on this. Still may not change the current "plan", but it wont hurt.
Just remember that everything is about BB10, Cascade, and HTML5 right *now*. Adobe AIR is the most mature framework they have right now. So it does not too much sense to spend more time on that when the other frameworks are in need of developer bandwidth. And without BB10 being really good, it wont matter much about AIR 3.2 on BB then.
05-04-2012 03:06 PM
Hey @jtegen I had pretty much come to exactly that conclusion after the recent conversations.
I reckon BB10 at 3.1 will hit the streets, then to 3.2 will follow. The question will then be at what point does the Playbook get BB10 at the phone launch. With a rumoured August to October, updates to the PB are gonna be 6 months away IMHO.
I've got the BB10 NDK, BB10 Air SDK and the BB10 WebWorks SDK downloaded so I might have a dabble with those in the meantime to see what all the excitement is about Either that or get a Stage3D app running on the desktop, ready to hit the shelves when it arrives on the PB.
05-04-2012 04:36 PM
05-08-2012 06:16 PM
I checked with Adobe the other month on the prerelase program and they stated that RIM was handling their own thing.
I'd rather Adobe handle it though, because they're doing a fantastic job with AIR for Android and iOS right now.