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Re: Android port of Emacs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Android port of Emacs
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2023 19:28:14 +0300

> From: Thomas Fitzsimmons <fitzsim@fitzsim.org>
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org,  Po Lu <luangruo@yahoo.com>
> Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2023 11:49:29 -0400
> My main worry about the port, from a maintainability standpoint, is how
> to cross-compile Emacs for Android using entirely free software.  (For
> an extra challenge, my workstation is PPC64, so I can't use pre-built
> x86-64 binaries.)  Po, are there steps I can take using a free toolchain
> to generate an APK that I can try on my device?
> I have seen other Android projects that claim to be buildable only with
> Gradle which AFAIK is free software, but they are Java-only, but I
> haven't tried myself.  Can Emacs be built using gradlew?  Is the NDK
> required to build Emacs for Android?

Please start a new thread about these issues.  Let's not mix the
subject I raised here with practical questions of how to build and use
the Android port in this or that system configuration.


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