RIM Releases Mac OSX Java Plugin for Eclipse Tech Preview

Mac OSX development RIM just made my day by releasing the Mac OSX Java Plugin in a tech preview. That means you can now develop BlackBerry Java apps on a Mac which is what users have been asking for months already.

You can pick it up now at this link

Features include:

  • On device loading and debugging over USB. No BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator required
  • Includes all the features of the BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse v1.1.2, including:
    • The ability to package a BlackBerry smartphone app project for multiple versions of BlackBerry® Device Software
    • Support for Eclipse project artifacts and folder structures
    • The ability to leverage familiar Eclipse functionality for BlackBerry smartphone app development
  • To use the BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse Tech Preview for Mac OS X, you’ll need:

    • Mac OS X v10.6
    • Java v1.5

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