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Re: Android port

From: Po Lu
Subject: Re: Android port
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2023 21:05:59 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

Arsen Arsenović <arsen@aarsen.me> writes:

> Hi,
> Po Lu <luangruo@yahoo.com> writes:
>> I believe the Android port of Emacs is now more or less feature
>> complete.
>> It can be found on the feature/android branch of the Emacs repository,
>> and should support all (mipsel, arm, armv7l, mips64, aarch64 and x86)
>> Android devices capable of running Android 2.2 or later.  You can obtain
>> a check out of that code like so:
>>   $ git clone git://git.sv.gnu.org/emacs.git -b feature/android
>> Please give it as much testing as you can on real hardware from many
>> different Android vendors.  Follow the instructions in INSTALL.android
>> to build and install Emacs for your specific device.  In addition,
>> please submit patches and report editing modes that do not work well
>> with the input methods of various on screen keyboards, along with other
>> bugs, using ``M-x report-emacs-bug RET.''
>> The answers to various common questions (such as ``how to access
>> external storage'', or ``where does Emacs put its init.el'') are in the
>> Android appendix of the Emacs manual in the branch.
>> Prebuilt binaries will be made available shortly, but please do not
>> expect them to contain all dependencies with which Emacs can be built.
>> At present, I don't recommend using binaries from f-droid.org, since
>> they are out of date, but I will ask the f-droid packagers to rectify
>> that problem.
>> I will post this news to comp.emacs; please post this to other forums
>> frequented by Emacs users as well.
> Thanks for the effort.  I was quite excited for this.
> For now, I was trying to make an out-of-tree build without gnutls.  This
> configuration appears to be broken (though, not due to gnutls):
>   make[2]: Entering directory '/home/arsen/gnu/emacs-android/build/java'
>   make[2]: *** No rule to make target '../java/Makefile.in', needed by 
> 'Makefile'.  Stop.
>   make[2]: Leaving directory '/home/arsen/gnu/emacs-android/build/java'
> I'll report a fix when I come up with one.
> Have a lovely day.

Out of tree builds are currently not supported because of some specifics
related to the ``aapt'' tool and ``ndk-build'' system used by Android.

I'd not attempt wasting time trying to fix that.

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