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

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