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Re: [equinox-dev] Equinox port on Android
On Apr 20, 2009, at 14:08 , Mathieu Baudier wrote:
Ok, great! Thanks for your quick answer!
I will have a closer look...
Without wanting to highjack this thread or anything, but Apache Felix
currently runs on Android out of the box (since release 1.0.3).
May I ask if there are plans for Equinox to officially support
Supporting Android is tricky. To make it work, an undocumented class
is being used. Apart from that, you need to do a couple of
modifications to permissions of certain directories to enable dynamic
loading of classes on the currently available phones (easy to do with
a development phone, but on production models it needs a bit of
hacking). Therefore, nobody in my opinion can yet claim to officially
support Android until Google publishes an API and allows classloading.
Of course, if you make your own distribution based on Android, you can
change all this.
We are migrating pretty all of our developments to an OSGi-based
approach and I am curious to see if it will be possible on mobile
platforms, especially Android.
Nothing urgent though, this is more technology watch.
Makes a lot of sense.