GSoC Android front-end

Alexis vodkadechernobil at
Thu Mar 22 12:55:00 EDT 2012

I know what is a cross-compiler for, but never used it. According to
ideas page, libpurple was already ported to Android. I dont't know if
is this one ( or another
one, because is not specified.

2012/3/20 Michael Zangl <michael at>:
> I do not have a public repository (but of cause, I'm having it in a
> local SVN). Next problem is that I have hard-coded a lot of my paths (I
> know this is bad, but it works as a test). If you want to, I can send
> you the build files to get all libs running.
> If you want to start, there is already a pidroid-package, but I was
> unable to build it compleately. And it does not use the jni.
> I started with getting everything to compile in eclipse (with ant build
> files), what makes developing a lot easier. You should also set up
> native debugging for the Android emulator.
> I compiled all libraries (glib, libxml, ...) with the normal ./configure
> && make && make install, and onyl used the Android build system for
> libpurple and my jni stuff.
> For a start, I'd suggest to you to cross-compile some of the libraries.
> Libffi is easy, no need for any crazy configure-parameters (just host
> and prefix).
> I do not want to discourage you to try, but you should really have an
> idea of what cross-compiling is and how it works before trying any more.
> And when you got everything to compile, including libpurple, and you got
> android to accept the so-Files and load them, you should be ready to go
> and implement all the needed ui ops.
> Am Dienstag, den 20.03.2012, 19:44 +0100 schrieb Alexis:
>> Michael, is there a repository from where can I get the work you have
>> done so far? So I can take a look and have a better Idea from where to
>> start.
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