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Building android apps on self compiled android platform

Discussion in 'Application Development' started by iqnatius, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. iqnatius

    iqnatius New Member
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    Jul 12, 2009
    with the help of Building Android 1.5 – Building the source Johan de Koning and Using Eclipse ?(Android Open Source Project)?, I am now able to build the platform project on my ubuntu machine.

    Now to the next step, can I use this platform project as an sdk to run the sample apps, eg. lunar lander, on my ubuntu machine? If yesI tried to run the Calculator as a java application but the error I get is "Selection does not contain a main type". Pardon me, I am pretty new to this android development and eclipse

    my goal is to write my own RIL and via a serial driver, get the android project making phone calls via a GSM modem on my ubuntu machine.

    Also my understanding is, if I want to build my own RIL, I will need to build my own platform, android sdk is only for application developer. Am I right?

    Thank you.



  2. andyclap

    andyclap Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    A normal JRE won't work properly because it's actually not java bytecode the sdk produces, it's dalvik (a more openly licensed version designed for reduced resource devices).

    And yes, you'll need to use the full opensource platform project to build something like a RIL; it's way beyond the SDK's capability.

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