Upgrading Cordova BlackBerry

This document is for people who need to upgrade their Cordova versions from an older version to a current version of Cordova.

Upgrading Cordova 2.6.0 projects to 2.7.0

  1. Download and extract the Cordova 2.7.0 source to a permanent folder location on your hard drive (say to ~/Cordova-2.7.0)
  2. Quit any running IDE's Eclipse, Momentics and the like.
  3. Navigate to the directory where you put the downloaded source above, using a unix like terminal: Terminal.app, Bash, Cygwin, etc.
  4. Create a new project from the command-line tools - you will have to grab the assets from this new project
  5. Copy the www/cordova-2.7.0.js file from the new project into your www folder, and delete your www/cordova-2.6.0.js file
  6. Update the Cordova script reference in your www/index.html file (and any other files that contain the script reference) to point to the new cordova-2.7.0.js file
  7. Copy the native folder from the new project into the existing project, overwriting the old native folder
  8. Copy the lib folder from the new project into the existing project, overwriting the old lib folder
  9. Copy the cordova folder from the new project into the existing project, overwriting the old cordova folder

Upgrade to 2.6.0 from 2.5.0

Updating the PhoneGap download folder:

It is recommended that you download a fresh copy of the entire folder.

However, here are the new parts needed for the piecemeal update:

  1. Update the cordova.blackberry.js file in the ‘Phonegap-2.6.0/lib/blackberry/javascript’ folder
  2. Update the ‘ext’, ‘ext-air’, and ‘ext-qnx’ in the ‘Phonegap-2.6.0/lib/blackberry/framework’ folder
  3. Update the ‘build.xml’ file in the ‘Phonegap-2.6.0/lib/blackberry’ folder
  4. Update the the ‘Phonegap-2.6.0/lib/blackberry/bin’ folder
  5. Update the ‘VERSION’ file in the ‘Phonegap-2.6.0/lib/blackberry’ folder

Updating the example/ folder or migrating an existing project:

  1. Open your www/ folder, which contains your app.
  2. Remove and update the .jar file in the ext/ folder.
  3. Update the contents of the ext-air/ folder.
  4. Update the contents of the ext-qnx/ folder.
  5. Copy the new cordova-2.6.0.js into your project.
  6. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.6.0.js file.

Upgrade to 2.0.0 from 1.9.0

Updating just the www folder:

  1. Open your www/ folder, which contains your app.
  2. Remove and update the .jar file in the ext/ folder.
  3. Update the contents of the ext-air/ folder.
  4. Copy the new cordova-2.0.0.js into your project.
    • If playbook, then update the .js file in the playbook/ folder.
  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.0.0.js file.
  6. Update your www/plugins.xml file. Two plugins changed their namespace/service label. Change the old entries for the Capture and Contact plugins from:

    <plugin name="Capture" value="org.apache.cordova.media.MediaCapture"/>
    <plugin name="Contact" value="org.apache.cordova.pim.Contact"/>
    

To:

    <plugin name="Capture" value="org.apache.cordova.capture.MediaCapture"/>
    <plugin name="Contacts" value="org.apache.cordova.pim.Contact"/>

Updating the sample folder (ie, updating using the ant tools):

  1. Open the sample/lib/ folder.
  2. Update the .jar file in the cordova.1.9.0/ext/ folder.
  3. Update the contents of the cordova.1.9.0/ext-air/ folder.
  4. Update the .js file in the cordova.1.9.0/javascript/ folder.
  5. Open the sample/lib/ folder and rename the cordova.1.9.0/ folder to cordova.2.0.0/.
  6. Type ant blackberry build or ant playbook build to update the www/ folder with updated Cordova.
  7. Open the www/ folder and update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.0.0.js file.
  8. Open the www/ folder and update the plugins.xml file. Two plugins changed their namespace/service label. Change the old entries for the Capture and Contact plugins from:

     <plugin name="Capture" value="org.apache.cordova.media.MediaCapture"/>
     <plugin name="Contact" value="org.apache.cordova.pim.Contact"/>
    

To:

     <plugin name="Capture" value="org.apache.cordova.capture.MediaCapture"/>
     <plugin name="Contacts" value="org.apache.cordova.pim.Contact"/>
  • To upgrade to 1.8.0, please go from 1.7.0

Upgrade to 1.8.0 from 1.7.0

Updating just the www folder:

  1. Open your www/ folder, which contains your app.
  2. Remove and update the .jar file in the ext/ folder.
  3. Update the contents of the ext-air/ folder.
  4. Copy the new cordova-1.8.0.js into your project.
    • If playbook, then update the .js file in the playbook/ folder.
  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-1.8.0.js file.
  6. Update your www/plugins.xml file. Two plugins changed their namespace/service label. Change the old entries for the Capture and Contact plugins from:

    <plugin name="Capture" value="org.apache.cordova.media.MediaCapture"/>
    <plugin name="Contact" value="org.apache.cordova.pim.Contact"/>
    

To:

    <plugin name="Capture" value="org.apache.cordova.capture.MediaCapture"/>
    <plugin name="Contacts" value="org.apache.cordova.pim.Contact"/>

Updating the sample folder (ie, updating using the ant tools):

  1. Open the sample/lib/ folder.
  2. Update the .jar file in the cordova.1.7.0/ext/ folder.
  3. Update the contents of the cordova.1.7.0/ext-air/ folder.
  4. Update the .js file in the cordova.1.7.0/javascript/ folder.
  5. Open the sample/lib/ folder and rename the cordova.1.7.0/ folder to cordova.1.8.0/.
  6. Type ant blackberry build or ant playbook build to update the www/ folder with updated Cordova.
  7. Open the www/ folder and update your HTML to use the new cordova-1.8.0.js file.
  8. Open the www/ folder and update the plugins.xml file. Two plugins changed their namespace/service label. Change the old entries for the Capture and Contact plugins from:

     <plugin name="Capture" value="org.apache.cordova.media.MediaCapture"/>
     <plugin name="Contact" value="org.apache.cordova.pim.Contact"/>
    

To:

     <plugin name="Capture" value="org.apache.cordova.capture.MediaCapture"/>
     <plugin name="Contacts" value="org.apache.cordova.pim.Contact"/>