Along with the 3.5.1 release of the Eclipse platform earlier this week, the Eclipse Mobile Tools for Java project has released version 1.0.1. As you can see from the New and Noteworthy page, not only did the team fix more than 100 bugs since the 1.0 release but they also provided some cool new features. According to Gustavo Paula, this release features contributions from a variety of different contributors including:
- Research in Motion
- Several individual contributors
This new MTJ release has been included in the first service release of the Eclipse Pulsar project. In addition, the Pulsar QuickInstall now includes an SDK from SonyEricsson.
Given Motorola’s push into the Android space, it comes as no surprise that they are trimming down the number of developers on the Eclipse Mobile Tools for Java project. MTJ project lead, Christian Kurzke, announced via the mailing list that three of the key “Motorola sponsored” developers have been reassigned to a different project and will no longer be sponsored to develop the Eclipse MTJ features. The good news is that Gustavo, Diego and David have expressed interest in continuing to be involved as individual contributors. In addition, Jon Deardon from Research In Motion will most likely be joining the list of official contributors very soon.
As Christian pointed out via his email, now would be an excellent time to consider getting involved in the Eclipse MTJ project. Even something as simple as being involved on the mailing list can help us out. If you are a mobile developer using Eclipse Mobile Tools for Java, consider contributing a patch to provide a cool new feature or to fix the bug that annoys you the most. Not a developer, but still want to contribute? We can always use help with documentation and project marketing. Pitch in and lend a hand!
I have just made available the first public release (version 0.5.0) of the ZBerry interactive fiction application. This release works pretty well, but is definitely rough around the edges. I hope people get some amusement despite any bugs. More details about installation and usage can be found on the ZBerry Documentation page.
ZBerry Game Play
Please take this for what it is worth… a silly little hobby project of mine that may or may not continue. If you really like this, feel free to comment. If you find bugs, source code patches are welcome, but complaints are not. My hope is that is that it is worth more than its price (FREE) but given that I’m making nothing from this I hope that everyone can understand there is absolutely no support implied or available.
I have been told that the replacement Macintosh BlackBerry PPPD is no longer necessary for systems that have Snow Leopard installed. In fact, it sounds like installing the patched pppd version can actually cause issues on Snow Leopard systems.
If you have Snow Leopard on your system, please do not install the patched version of PPPD.
I will keep the replacement package available for those like myself that are still running Leopard on their systems. In addition, there is a version built for Tiger.