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From "Jackson, Bruce" <bru...@qualcomm.com>
Subject Re: Felix on Android
Date Fri, 12 Feb 2010 15:22:51 GMT
I'm taking here about the ad-on bundles (like http, for example) rather than
the framework. The dx tool needs to have classes that were compiled with a
"new" compiler (i.e. greater than 1.5).



On 12/02/2010 13:33, "Karl Pauls" <karlpauls@gmail.com> wrote:

> Why would you need 1.5 to be able to dex the bundle (the framework
> itself is build for 1.3 btw.)?
> regards,
> Karl
> On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 1:15 PM, Jackson, Bruce <brucej@qualcomm.com> wrote:
>> Hi Pablo
>> See the attached code. The biggest problem I've encountered is that the
>> Felix distribution is a huge pain to build under JDK 1.5, and therefore to
>> be able to use some of the bundles (for example the http service) that are
>> part of the distribution. Its not a simple job of just changing a couple of
>> entries in POM files: some components download pre-built JAR files from the
>> web and explode these, thereby having classes built under 1.4 which will not
>> work when you dexify the bundles.
>> This is something that would be great to see some work done on by the Felix
>> community, because while its true that the basic Felix core does and will
>> support Android, most of the add-on bundles wont.
>> For my part, the ideal solution would be to see the whole framework be based
>> on JDK 1.5 and not 1.4.
>> Thanks
>> Bruce
>> On 12/02/2010 11:32, "pablomj" <pablomj85@hotmail.es> wrote:
>>> Hi Bruce, I am trying the same, but I don't have the solution yet.
>>> Do you have some advance?
>>> Salutations, thanks.
>>> Pablo.
>>> Jackson, Bruce wrote:
>>>> The Felix site has a useful section on getting things going on Android (
>>>> http://felix.apache.org/site/apache-felix-and-google-android.html) but
>>>> isn't
>>>> so clear about embedding the framework into an Android app"
>>>> "Apache Felix can also be integrated with an Android application. To
>>>> achieve
>>>> this, you need to embed Felix into onCreate() method of your Activity
>>>> class
>>>> (see Android docs for more details on how to use an Activity) and process
>>>> your bundles as shown above."
>>>> Has anyone got an example of how you do this? I understand how to write
>>>> the
>>>> Android app, and I get the point being made here. What I need to
>>>> understand
>>>> is:
>>>> 1. How do you launch the Felix framework. What do I need to instantiate?
>>>> 2. Where does the framework get its boot configuration (i.e. what bundles
>>>> to
>>>> load, run levels, environment variables, etc) from in this case?

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