GSoC Android front-end
eion at robbmob.com
Fri Mar 23 21:19:05 EDT 2012
The frontend wouldn't just have to be written in Java, it could be
so that it could be used in Cydia as well as Android, but similar design
project idea though)
On 24 March 2012 10:50, Michael Zangl <michael at fam-zangl.de> wrote:
> Libpurple currently has only been compiled for android (pidroid) and
> testet with the null protocol. That means if you write C code for
> android, you can use libpurple functions.
> But there are lots of things that need adaption, for example:
> * Function calls from Java (GUI) need to be send and converted to
> c function calls, probably in an other thread, because UI Thread
> only has limited stack.
> * The event system should be implemented in Java, for better
> control of which thread does what and synchronisation.
> * All objects need to be wrapped inside java objects.
> * Object deletion often happens by libpurple, so such cases need
> to be caught and the corresponding java objects marked for
> deletion (=> dereference them)
> * SSL is shipped with android, but only has java interface.
> * I don't know about normal network connections, it might be that
> android's permission policy is in the way and everything needs
> to be sent through java.
> * Calling java callbacks from c code => implementing all the ui
> ops to send callbacks along to java.
> * And by the way, a GUI needs to be written and adapters for
> account list, buddy list, ... to android data structures.
> It is a task that needs a lot of little changes, so you should mainly
> focus on getting the basic protocols and stuff working, and synchronize
> all access properly.
> Am Donnerstag, den 22.03.2012, 17:55 +0100 schrieb Alexis:
> > 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 (http://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/~dtbartle/pidroid/<http://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/~dtbartle/pidroid/>)
> or another
> > one, because is not specified.
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