I had some hard time installing the BlackBerry Java SDK for (old) OS 7.1 (for Windows or Mac only) on Linux. Here are the main information necessary to setup a working environment in Eclipse (Kepler).
In “Help > Install new software …”, use this update site URL:
Select following packages:
- BlackBerry Java Plugin
- BlackBerry Java SDK (18.104.22.168)
I was unable to use BlackBerry’s integrated tools. However, I managed to produce an usable “.cod” file using BlackBerry Ant Tools.
As of writing this article, I haven’t been able use API requiring signing of applications. However it seem’s that there is already quite some potential with non signed features.
Here is a simple Hello World sample. The compiled app (HelloBB) is available for download here: http://ithasu.org/ota/ but is of no interest 😉