05-06-2009 05:33 PM
Hi guys. I have built new projects to simplify my problem as much as possible before presenting it here.
Using Eclipse 3.4.2 with BB plugin (all recent stuff).
I built a simple Hello World app called BBHello that ran fine by itself in the simulator, and on the actual BB. I then created a new project called ClientLib in the same workspace. This simple project has a class with a public method getMessage() that returns "foobar". I exported the new project jar file as "eclibb.jar". I added eclibb.jar to BBHello, to the Java Build Path via "Add External JARs". I edited BBHello to call the getMessage() method that resides in my new external jar file.
It builds fine. If I choose "Run as" Java application, I can run the main() method I put in ClientLib as a test. Everything looks fine.
But when I "Run as" Blackberry Simulator, I get "Module 'eclibb' not found". I have tried everything and failed. I am rather desperate...
Any help is *much* appreciated. --fd
05-06-2009 05:55 PM
BlackBerry (simulator and device) only run cods not jars. However a cod is basically a packed up jar with all the compiled classes in it. You can convert from a jar to a cod - well I believe you can, I've never done it myself, but if you search on this forum you will find posts from people who have and I think there is a KB article which tells you how to do it too.
So you need to get your eclibb.jar converted to a cod and put this in the simulator and device.
In fact, if you have compiled it as a project then it is likely that you have already created a cod file for it. Have a look in the same directory that you found the jar and there is probably a cod there too. You can just copy that into the Simulator directory.
Hope this helps
05-06-2009 09:11 PM
> You can convert from a jar to a cod - well I believe you can, I've never done it myself,
>but if you search on this forum you will find posts from people who have and I think
> there is a KB article which tells you how to do it too.
All I could find were discussions about how to do it using the RIM JDE, not Eclipse with BB plugin.
> In fact, if you have compiled it as a project then it is likely that you have already created a
> cod file for it. Have a look in the same directory that you found the jar and there is probably
> a cod there too.
Well originally my jar was from a non-Blackberry project, but following your suggestions I
made a new "Blackberry project" and created a cod file. My app now has this new project jar on its classpath.
> You can just copy that into the Simulator directory.
I put the new project cod file, and all the other eclibb.* files into
where I saw other cod files. Is that right? I do have another simulator directory that I left alone:
C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry JDE 4.7.0\simulator\java
Now at runtime in the Simulator I do not get the "Module not found" message. But I get "class com.xx.yy.Eclib not found".
It sounds like my cod is rather empty. At this point I'm feeling like my cod *piece* is empty, in addition to my cod *file*.
Any suggestions (with the latter problem that is)? Thanks Peter --fd
05-07-2009 04:14 AM
"my cod *piece* is empty" -
Since I'm not an Eclipse user, I can't really comment on your build process.
Re searching, I forgot to mention that the tool that does the conversion is called rapc and you will have it with you plug-in, so search for "rapc cod jar" and you should get a few hits. This one looks fairly useful:
There is a KB article about it too: