07-05-2013 05:44 PM
Sorry if this is a noob question, but:
I need to have multiple versions of Java 6 and 7 on my development computer to support various dev tools, both BlackBerry and non-BlackBerry.
BB WebWorks system requirements for BBOS6/7, Tablet, and BB10 SDK's all show Java 6.
I see in the BBOS6/7 and Tablet WebWorks SDK installs, under bin\bbwp.properties, that I can apparently specify which Java version to use.
In the BBOS6/7 WebWorks SDK, my default install has the default version of Java 6 that I have on my system, called out in bin\bbwp.properties. (Java 7 is not yet installed on this system, but it will be, once I determine if/how to achieve peaceful coexistence).
In the Tablet OS WebWorks SDK, my default install apparently has a bundled jre that came with the SDK, in bin\bbwp.properties.
In the BB10 WebWorks SDK, I don't find a bbwp.properties file. So, how does the BB10 WebWorks SDK determine which jre to use?
And also, generally, can any BB app dev consultants reading this confirm that the system requirements shown on https://developer.blackberry.com/html5/download/ for all of BBOS6/7, Tablet OS, and BB10 are indeed accurate, namely that:
For BBOS6/7, the Java6 *JDK* is required, but for Tablet OS and BB10, only the Java6 *JRE* is required. The reason for this question is that I've seen some wording over on the AIR SDK system requirements pages that raised questions about whether those doc authors understood the terms they were using.
Thanks for any and all clarifications from BB and/or devs who have been through this exercise.
And finally, may I humbly suggest the topic of this message is a good candidate for a knowledgebase article.
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07-18-2013 03:10 PM
07-18-2013 06:26 PM
So should the line that says "Runtime environment: Java Runtime Environment 1.6 (32 bit)" be removed from this link :
07-19-2013 10:56 AM - edited 07-19-2013 10:59 AM
Indeed, I believe that's left over from before we made the switch to Node. I'll pass that feedback to our docs team.
Edit: Code signing, I forgot about code signing. I believe the JDK/JRE is still referenced at that stage of the process so it would be a requirement. Some work was being done to alleviate that requirement but I'll need to double check whether that is in today's tools or not.
07-19-2013 11:36 AM