BlackBerry® 10 Roadmap boards are now available
RIM announced today that the BlackBerry® 10 Roadmap boards are now available.
These roadmap arrival boards will continue to be updated as they move through each beta phase both for the launch of BlackBerry 10 as well as for betas that go beyond the first release of the BlackBerry 10 operating system. RIM want to make these a standard communication tool for the development community to know what’s coming and when it will arrive.
There are also some updates to share surrounding the BlackBerry 10 SDK release schedule.
The October release has been merged with the September release in order to make sure some of the core BlackBerry applications can be added to the simulator and BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha testing device in order for you to test your integrated apps in September.
Why isn’t BlackBerry WebWorks listed as API Freeze in Beta 3?
Since BlackBerry® WebWorks™ is an Open Source project which only has operating system dependencies, its release schedule is slightly different than those runtimes that are only released with an OS update. This is also why there have been releases of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK in June and August when the other SDKs were not updated. The BlackBerry WebWorks SDK gold release is currently scheduled for December.
What does “API Freeze” mean anyway?
The target for the Beta 3 Native/Adobe® AIR®/Android™ runtimes is to be API feature complete. This means that the signatures are frozen in order to help with gold compatibility and provide a stable base for building your applications.
There may be a few additional APIs that sneak into the Gold SDK release, but they will be considered additions and carefully scrutinised in order to not modify existing API signatures. Be sure to follow the flight arrival boards for any updates around additional Gold SDK functionality.
Will there be an SDK release between Beta 3 and Gold?
At the moment RIM don’t have any concrete plans to release an SDK update between Beta 3 and the Gold SDK. They will continue to evaluate the need and will reflect any updates through the SDK roadmap arrival boards.
Where do I find these Roadmaps?
You can check out each of the roadmaps by clicking on the Roadmap links on each of the websites or check out the links below:
- Native SDK
- HTML5/BlackBerry WebWorks SDK Roadmap
- Adobe AIR SDK Roadmap
- Android Runtime Roadmap