|Re: Free42 for Android, first alpha|
Message #3 Posted by Thomas Okken on 29 Nov 2010, 11:43 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Allen
I've installed the alpha release using the eoeAppInstaller application in the Droid Market.
I tried installing it on an AT&T HTC Aria using eoeAppInstaller, but that didn't work. It gave me an error message telling me to go to Settings -> Applications and allow unknown sources, but that option wasn't there. Not surprising, since I knew that this phone does not allow sideloading, but apparently eoeAppInstaller doesn't let you get past that restriction, either.
I did manage to install the app in the end, using the adb tool from the Android SDK. That wasn't exactly painless, either; I had to download and install "HTC Sync" just to get the Android USB driver (for Windows), and that package also installed some other junk that I don't think I want. And just finding HTC Sync on the HTC web site was a bit of a trek, too.
Writing up installation instructions for non-Market-users will be a ton of fun, I can already tell...
I'm impressed so far with the speed and performance on OS1.6!
Thanks! I'm pretty pleased with it on the Aria, too. I was worried at first because it felt a bit slow on the emulator (both on my Mac and my PC), but, then again, the Free42 core is native code, which runs on an emulated ARM CPU in the emulator, and that slows things down a lot. On the real device, it looks like a dead heat between the Aria and the iPod touch 4 so far, which is pretty good, considering that the Android app has a Java UI and lots of JNI calls between the UI and the core. While I do try to keep the overhead to a minimum, it's nice to hear that that's actually working out.
Edited: 29 Nov 2010, 11:55 p.m.