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60 60   • *[How to debug BlackBerry web applications using Web Inspector](http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Web-and-WebWorks-Development/How-to-debug-BlackBerry-web-applications-using-Web-Inspector/ta-p/1207155)*
61 61
62 62 #### Non-RIM
63   -**[Quick WebWorks lesson: how to have your app running in the background](http://thebbthing.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/quick-webworks-lesson-how-to-have-your-app-running-in-the-background/)**, by [NunoDonato](http://twitter.com/nunodonato)
64   -Nuno explains how to configure the 'config.xml' file, and how to use different APIs to use WebWorks to write
65   -an application that runs in the background.
66   -
  63 +  • *[Quick WebWorks lesson: how to have your app running in the background](http://thebbthing.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/quick-webworks-lesson-how-to-have-your-app-running-in-the-background/)*, by [NunoDonato](http://twitter.com/nunodonato)
  64 +  • *[Geofencing app, in under 24hrs (BlackBerry WebWorks and Community APIs)](http://thebbthing.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/geofencing-app-in-under-24hrs-blackberry-webworks-and-community-apis/)*, by [NunoDonato](http://twitter.com/nunodonato)
  65 +  • *[Webworks lesson learnt today: banner notifications](http://thebbthing.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/webworks-lesson-learnt-today-banner-notifications/)*, by [NunoDonato](http://twitter.com/nunodonato)
67 66
68 67
69 68 ### Contacts
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1 1 ---
2 2 layout: news
3   -title: Older Community News
  3 +title: Community News
4 4 ---
5 5 {% include news-defs.md %}
6 6
7   -Also see [Latest News]
  7 +Also see [Latest News] for late-breaking news.
8 8
9 9 <div id="posts">
10 10 <div>
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47 47 _Source_: Rafael Roquetto, on June 13, 2012
48 48
49 49
50   -Older News at [All News]
51 50 ---
52   -These news are community-contribute. We encourage you to [Submit News](Submit_News.html); see [how](../other/QuickEdit.html)
  51 +These news are archived on a regular basis; look at [All News] for older news.
  52 +
  53 +These news are community-contributed. We encourage you to [Submit News](Submit_News.html); see [how](../other/QuickEdit.html).
53 54
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  1 +---
  2 +title: "Three.js Contributions"
  3 +layout: post
  4 +---
  5 +{% include posts-defs.md %}
  6 +
  7 +Now that the
  8 +[PlayBook OS 2 update that supports WebGL](http://devblog.blackberry.com/2012/02/playbook-native-webgl-development/)
  9 +has been released, we are simplifying the development of WebGL applications on the platform,
  10 +and to that end, improving support for [Three.js](http://mrdoob.github.com/three.js/),
  11 +a popular WebGL framework.
  12 +
  13 +Recently two Three.js fixes proposed by RIM were
  14 +[accepted for inclusion](https://github.com/mrdoob/three.js/pull/1602)
  15 +in future iterations of the framework. See [Three.js Contributions](http://openbbnews.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/three-js-contributions/)
  16 +for more details.
  17 +
  18 +_Source_: [Jonathan Feldstein], via [OpenBBNews](http://openbbnews.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/three-js-contributions/), on April 2, 2012
  19 +
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  1 +---
  2 +title: "Update to BlackBerry App World Vendor Agreement"
  3 +layout: post
  4 +---
  5 +{% include posts-defs.md %}
  6 +
  7 +We have published a small revision to the AppWorld Vendor Agreement.
  8 +The new document is available
  9 +[here](http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/General-Open-Source-Topics/Update-to-BlackBerry-App-World-Vendor-Agreement-is-now-available/m-p/1652065)
  10 + here;
  11 +the only changes are in section 10(k).
  12 +
  13 +_Source_: [Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart], via [OpenBBNews](http://openbbnews.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/appworld-agreement-update/), on April 4, 2012
  14 +
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  1 +---
  2 +title: "Initial port of OpenCV"
  3 +layout: post
  4 +---
  5 +{% include posts-defs.md %}
  6 +
  7 +Cliff has pushed out a first cut at a port of OpenCV, the Open
  8 +Computer Vision Library. Our intention is to complete the port but we
  9 +are pushing it out now to help other people interested in the library.
  10 +
  11 +Port available in the [OpenCV](http://github.com/blackberry/OpenCV) repo.
  12 +
  13 +_Source_: [Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart], via [OpenBBNews](http://openbbnews.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/opencv/), on April 5, 2012
  14 +
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  1 +---
  2 +title: "JsonCpp Ported"
  3 +layout: post
  4 +---
  5 +{% include posts-defs.md %}
  6 +
  7 +New repository available in our [GitHub organization](http://github.com/blackberry): a port of
  8 +JsonCpp, the C++ [JSON](http://json.org/) parser -
  9 +[website](http://sourceforge.net/projects/jsoncpp/),
  10 +[documentation](http://jsoncpp.sourceforge.net/).
  11 +The repo is at
  12 +[JsonCpp](https://github.com/blackberry/JsonCpp),
  13 +courtesy of
  14 +[John Hodgson](https://github.com/johodgson).
  15 +
  16 +That makes [48 public repositories](https://github.com/blackberry) at GitHub. And counting...
  17 +
  18 +_Source_: [Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart], via [OpenBBNews](http://openbbnews.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/jsoncpp/), on April 17, 2012
  19 +
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  1 +---
  2 +title: "Contributing to Webkit.org"
  3 +layout: post
  4 +---
  5 +{% include posts-defs.md %}
  6 +
  7 +We have been making very good progress in contributing directly upstream
  8 +to [Webkit.org](http://webkit.org).
  9 +You can check the list of changes via our
  10 +[changeLog](http://trac.webkit.org/browser/trunk/Source/WebKit/blackberry/ChangeLog),
  11 +or via the
  12 +[Surfin’ Safari](http://www.webkit.org/blog)
  13 +blog – recent mentions of our contributions there include
  14 +[Remote Debugging](http://www.webkit.org/blog/1875/announcing-remote-debugging-protocol-v1-0/),
  15 +[Page Visibility and Web Timing](http://www.webkit.org/blog/1861/last-week-in-webkit-battery-status-api-and-form-updates/) APIs, and
  16 +[more](http://www.webkit.org/blog/1841/last-week-in-webkit-viewport-relative-css-units-and-javascript-speech/).
  17 +
  18 +_Source_: [Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart], via [OpenBBNews](http://openbbnews.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/webkit-contributions/), on April 17, 2012
  19 +
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  1 +---
  2 +title: "Official Wikipedia App"
  3 +layout: post
  4 +---
  5 +{% include posts-defs.md %}
  6 +
  7 +The HTML5/PhoneGap-based [mentioned in January](http://openbbnews.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/wikipediamobile-on-playbook/)
  8 +is now available for the
  9 +PlayBook. This is the official client to Wikipedia from the
  10 +[Wikimedia foundation](http://wikimediafoundation.org/).
  11 +
  12 +Go [visit AppWorld](http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/105171/?lang=en)
  13 +and download it.
  14 +
  15 +_Source_: [Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart], via [OpenBBNews](http://openbbnews.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/wikipedia-app-available/), on April 18, 2012
  16 +
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  1 +---
  2 +title: "More WebWorks Repositories"
  3 +layout: post
  4 +---
  5 +{% include posts-defs.md %}
  6 +
  7 +The WebWorks team recently promoted two of their repositories from
  8 +[BlackBerry-WebWorks](https://github.com/blackberry-webworks/)
  9 +to the top-level
  10 +[BlackBerry](http://github.com/BlackBerry) organization.
  11 +
  12 +The
  13 +[BB10-WebWorks-Packager](http://github.com/blackberry/BB10-Webworks-Packager)
  14 +bundles the content of a WebWorks
  15 +Application with the
  16 +[BB10-WebWorks-Framework](http://github.com/blackberry/BB10-WebWorks-Framework)
  17 +to create a BAR that will
  18 +run on the BB10 Device (or simulator).
  19 +
  20 +_Source_: [Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart], via [OpenBBNews](http://openbbnews.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/more-webworks/), on April 19, 2012
  21 +
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  1 +---
  2 +title: "Gameplay 1.2"
  3 +layout: post
  4 +---
  5 +{% include posts-defs.md %}
  6 +
  7 +[GamePlay 1.2](http://gameplay3d.org/)
  8 +is now available. This release brings many improvements to our Open Source, Cross-Platform, 3D native C++ game framework/engine, including support for:
  9 +
  10 +BlackBerry Tablet OS 2.0; and BlackBerry 10 ready!, Apple iOS 5.1 for iPhone 4 and iPad, Android 2.3+,
  11 +Windows 7, and Mac OS X
  12 +
  13 +The development site is at [GitHub](http://github.com/BlackBerry/GamePlay).
  14 +Bookmark [GamePlay3D.org](http://gameplay3d.org/) for a future user-focused site.
  15 +
  16 +_Source_: [Sean Paul Taylor], via [DevBlog](http://devblog.blackberry.com/2012/04/introducing-gameplay-v1-2-for-3d-indie-game-developers/), on April 21, 2012
  17 +
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  1 +---
  2 +title: "OpenFrameworks for QNX"
  3 +layout: post
  4 +---
  5 +{% include posts-defs.md %}
  6 +
  7 +[@LaurenceMuller](http://twitter.com/LaurenceMuller)
  8 +has been working on a port of OpenFrameworks for PlayBook to port [NodeBeat](http://nodebeat.com/).
  9 +The port is now solid and NodeBeat is available at
  10 +[AppWorld](http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/106167/?lang=en)
  11 +– and Laurence says he
  12 +[already has it running on BB10](http://twitter.com/#!/LaurenceMuller/statuses/198801030207643648).
  13 +
  14 +The port is a good example of the collaboration across open source communities; check out:
  15 +Thread at BlackBerry
  16 +[Support Forum](http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Native-Development/Porting-openFrameworks-need-help-with-the-audio-QSA-part/td-p/1641151),
  17 +Thread at
  18 +[OpenFrameworks Forum](http://forum.openframeworks.cc/index.php/topic,9189.0.html),
  19 +Thread at
  20 +[Poco Project Forum](http://pocoproject.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=5318).
  21 +
  22 +The latest summary of the port is at
  23 +[MultiGesture/ofxQNX](http://www.multigesture.net/projects/ofxqnx/).
  24 +The code itself is at GitHub in the
  25 +[developPlayBook branch](https://github.com/falcon4ever/openFrameworks/tree/developPlayBook)
  26 +of the
  27 +[falcon4ever/OpenFramework](http://github.com/falcon4ever/openFramework)
  28 +repo, and it includes
  29 +[examples](https://github.com/falcon4ever/openFrameworks/tree/developPlayBook/examples/qnx).
  30 +Laurence indicated that he hopes to upstream the changes at some point.
  31 +_
  32 +Source_: [Laurence Muller], via [DevBlog](http://openbbnews.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/elsewhere-openframeworks/), on May 5, 2012
  33 +
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  2 +title: "bbUI.js - First Release for BlackBerry 10"
  3 +layout: post
  4 +---
  5 +{% include posts-defs.md %}
  6 +
  7 +Tim released the first version of
  8 +[bbUI.js](http://github.com/blackberry/bbUI.js) with support for BlackBerry 10 last week – in addition to BlackBerry Smartphones and PlayBook – during
  9 +[BlackBerry10 Jam](http://www.blackberryjamconference.com/).
  10 +
  11 +_Source_: [Tim Neil], via [DevBlog](http://devblog.blackberry.com/2012/05/blackberry-10-bbui/), on May 6, 2012
  12 +
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  2 +title: "ZXing and CppUnit ported to BlackBerry 10"
  3 +layout: post
  4 +---
  5 +{% include posts-defs.md %}
  6 +
  7 +Cliff has ported [ZXing](http://github.com/blackberry/zxing)
  8 +and
  9 +[CppUnit](http://github.com/blackberry/CppUnit) to BlackBerry 10.
  10 +
  11 +_Source_: [Cliff Hung], via [OpenBBNews](http://openbbnews.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/zxing-cppunit/), on May 7, 2012
  12 +
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  1 +---
  2 +title: "Back to the Future for Ripple"
  3 +layout: post
  4 +---
  5 +{% include posts-defs.md %}
  6 +
  7 +Ripple is developed at our [GitHub organization](http://blackberry.github.com/)
  8 +and in recent releases we had been using two separate repositories:
  9 +[Ripple-Framework](https://github.com/blackberry/ripple-framework)
  10 +and
  11 +[Ripple-UI](https://github.com/blackberry/ripple-ui).
  12 +Starting with this release we are going
  13 +[“back to the future”](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to_the_Future)
  14 +and Ripple is, again, a Chrome Browser Extension, which does
  15 +not require the Ripple-Framework repository.
  16 +
  17 +More information at [DevBlog](http://devblog.blackberry.com/2012/05/ripple-blackberry-10/)
  18 +and at
  19 +[OpenBBNews](http://openbbnews.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/ripple-bb10/).
  20 +
  21 +_Source_: [Ken Wallis], via [DevBlog](http://devblog.blackberry.com/2012/05/ripple-blackberry-10/), on May 8, 2012
  22 +
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  2 +title: "WebWorks for BlackBerry 10"
  3 +layout: post
  4 +---
  5 +{% include posts-defs.md %}
  6 +
  7 +The first release of
  8 +[BlackBerry WebWorks for BlackBerry 10](http://devblog.blackberry.com/2012/05/blackberry-10-webworks-sdk)
  9 +took place during BlackBerry 10 Jam at Orlando, using two new repositories.
  10 +
  11 +[B10-WebWorks-Framework](http://github.com/blackberry/bb10-webworks-framework)
  12 +- The BB10 WebWorks Framework is packaged
  13 +within an application BAR file to run on a BB10 device (or simulator).
  14 +
  15 +[BB10-WebWorks-Packager](https://github.com/blackberry/BB10-Webworks-Packager)
  16 +– The BB10 WebWorks Packager bundles the App
  17 +content with the BB10 WebWorks Framework to create a BAR to run on the
  18 +BB10 Device (or simulator).
  19 +
  20 +_Source_: [Ken Wallis][TBD], at [DevBlog](http://devblog.blackberry.com/2012/05/blackberry-10-webworks-sdk/), on May 9, 2012
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  1 +---
  2 +title: "Upstreaming Cocos2d-x"
  3 +layout: post
  4 +---
  5 +{% include posts-defs.md %}
  6 +
  7 +We have "removed" the sources from our [Cocos2D-X]()
  8 +repository today, leaving just a README.md file.
  9 +If you want the actual sources, go to the [upstream community](http://www.cocos2d-x.org/).
  10 +
  11 +Other cases of "upstreaming" include
  12 +[libcurl](http://curl.haxx.se/),
  13 +[webkit](http://www.webkit.org/),
  14 +[Apache Cordova](http://incubator.apache.org/cordova/),
  15 +[jQuery](http://jquery.com/)
  16 +and
  17 +[Qt](http://gitorious.org/qt).
  18 +
  19 +More details in the [DevBlog](http://devblog.blackberry.com/2012/06/upstreaming-contributions-cocos2dx/) post.
  20 +
  21 +_Source_: [Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart], via [DevBlog](http://devblog.blackberry.com/2012/06/upstreaming-contributions-cocos2dx/), on June 11, 2012
  22 +
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  1 +---
  2 +title: "BlackBerry-Py: Python and BlackBerry 10"
  3 +layout: post
  4 +---
  5 +{% include posts-defs.md %}
  6 +
  7 +[BlackBerry Py](../Python.html) has been making very good progress. The goal is to support the
  8 +development of complete BlackBerry 10 apps, with the UI written using [QML](../QML.html) and
  9 +[Cascades](../Cascades.html),
  10 +and the “business logic” or back-end code written entirely in Python. Check out the [Python](../Python.html)
  11 +page in the wiki
  12 +
  13 +_Source_: [Peter Hansen], on June 17, 2012
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  1 +---
  2 +title: "Lua and Bullet Physics Updates"
  3 +layout: post
  4 +---
  5 +{% include posts-defs.md %}
  6 +
  7 +[Lua](../Lua.html) was updated to version 5.2 on [May 15, 2012](https://github.com/blackberry/Lua/commit/ecfbcc12ff04a88927b4d1ff6ba542fcd61be59a).
  8 +[Bullet Physics](../Bullet_Physics.html) was updated to version 2.8 on
  9 +[May 17, 2012](https://github.com/blackberry/Bullet/commit/f3c9586c66f80a289dd26e4c33f243317e5da66f).
  10 +
  11 +_Source_: RIM Gaming group, on June 22, 2012

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