Devs get your engines started. RIM has just rolled out a Native SDK 2.0 beta update to beta 2. It adds some cool new features like AIR Native Extension support which should lead to some quasi AIR+Native apps. This new Native SDK has a corresponding runtime of 18.104.22.16849 which is exactly the same as the current PlayBook Dev Beta OS RIM just rolled out.
Here is the change log for the Beta 2 release of the Native SDK 2.0:
- Device Detection – Working with connected devices is now easier, device and simulator are auto-detected while adding a target.
- Improved Deployment Setup Wizard – The deployment setup wizard has been streamlined to ease the setup of your development environment.
- AIR Native Extension Support – New workflows have been added to the IDE to help you build and debug native extensions.
- Per Project SDK Support – You may now configure your SDK on a per-project basis. For example you could have one project in your space build against the latest release SDK (1.0.8) and another build against the latest developer SDK (2.0).