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Posted By BMak

it seems I have configured the signing for tablet applications successfully, but unable to sign the .bar file for a Blackberry WebWorks application for some reason, I get the following error message. (see attachment)

[ERROR] Failed to load DOM from

[ERROR] Error while locating in the


when I enter the bbwp command, I even tried to run these different commands (which worked before) with and without the signing Neither of these line worked:

bbwp "c:\temp\" (This one worked before)

bbwp "c:\temp\" -gcsk -gp12 -buildId 10 -o "c:\temp"

These command lines are instructed as per the following webpage: gn_t he_cod_file_for_a_BB_Widget_application_836008_11.jsp

I checked the in web development solution and found this link but, it does not resolve my problem. to- load-DOM-from-bbwp-properties/m-p/730473/highlight/true#M8495

Assuming that it is related to using Window 7, I have turned off the UAC (User Account Control) and ran the command prompt as an administrator, yet I still get the same error message.


I overcame this problem by NOT using Win 7. I re-installed on Win XP. Apparently there are Win 7 problems when signing. Before you do fresh setup to Win XP, make sure you try signing as an administrator first.

SOLUTION FROM BLACKBERRY (3 week wait time):

The error message that you have described is a result of one of two scenarios.


The first scenario that may be causing this issue is your Java configuration. Please be sure to have the 1.6 version of the JDK installed while also ensuring that your have set the JAVA_HOME environment variable. Insturctions on doing so are as follows:

1. Go to .

2. Click Download JDK.

3. From the Platform drop-down list, select the platform you are developing on.

4. After reviewing the license agreement, select the license checkbox. Click Continue.

5. Click the filename and save the file to a location on your computer.

6. Double-click the exe file and proceed with the installation.

7. Update the PATH environment variable to point to the newly installed JDK by completing the following steps:

a. From the Control Panel, select System.

b. On the Advanced tab, click Environment Variables.

c. Under System variables, select the Path variable and click Edit.

d. At the beginning of the Variable value field, type the path of the JDK followed by a semicolon ; For example, C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\bin;

d. Click OK to save and close the Environment Variables window.


The second scenario that may be causing this error would be related to administrative privileges/permissions. Please be sure that you are running all development operations as an administrator (not just logged in as the administrator) and that the UAC is turned off.

Posted By BMak
After installing Win XP Professional, The problem during shutdown, I get the message "Windows is shutting down" and it doesn't power down. The FIX for me was... In Win XP Professional, the Group Policy Editor has a security option to clear the pagefile at system shutdown. The same setting also forces the hibernation file to be wiped at shutdown. These processes take long enough that users may think that shutdown has hung.

To change the setting, click Start | Run, type GPEDIT.MSC, click OK. Drill down to Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies | Security Options. In the right pane, find “Shutdown: Clear virtual memory pagefile.” Click on "Properties" then change to "Enabled." NOTE: Since someone actually has to have set this policy. Thanks Graeme J.W. Smith

Posted By BMak
Benit has released a BlackBerry® PlayBook™ App that has been approved by BlackBerry®. Currently available at BlackBerry® App World: lang=en

The BlackBerry® PlayBook™ expected released date is April 19,2011.

I have been working on this app since February 2011 after resigning from Emerald Associates.

This is signed version is a preliminary released version.

Posted By BMak
Welcome To, this new website is officially released on Monday April 11, 2011.



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