Porting your code from Mobile to the Desktop
One of the current favourite frameworks that I hold my interest is GiderosSDK. There are some apps created using GiderosSDK that have hit the charts and made some waves. One of them that comes to my mind from the top of my head is Nuclear Outrun I recollect seeing this one on the top 10 charts in Australia. However there are developers that are after porting their apps to compile for the Microsoft Windows, Blackberry platforms and there isn't a feature to do so.
Then there is a passionate developer by the name of John Blackburn, "the developer that did not want to wait" and hence wrote his own little post that could compile and run on the Windows and Blackerry platforms. It is open source and is still work in progress. John created his application Nebula Retro and the framework Longford is compatible or rather created to support the porting of Nebula Retro. John has mentioned that he is working on getting it to work more generically and compatible with GiderosSDK and Box2D physics.
While we have a detailed look at Longford over the next few weeks, there could be other articles that provide details on the stability, compatibility and suitability of Longford. This project is not competing with or supplementing GiderosSDK, however you can use it for your projects as you want and deploy your application to the Desktop.
So go ahead and check it out at https://sites.google.com/site/simpleinteractive1/longford