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DlangUI and android
Sep 12
Jerry
Sep 24
Joakim
September 10
Is there an emulator that can run the apks? Android emulator does not work, I suppose, because it isn't java. Complains about a missing classes.dex file.

I'd rather have an emulator version if possible for quicker dev.
September 12
On Monday, 10 September 2018 at 09:19:52 UTC, Josphe Brigmo wrote:
> Is there an emulator that can run the apks? Android emulator does not work, I suppose, because it isn't java. Complains about a missing classes.dex file.
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> I'd rather have an emulator version if possible for quicker dev.

For APKs I usually use Bluestacks [0]. Works great for Unity builds atleast.

0: https://www.bluestacks.com/
September 24
On Monday, 10 September 2018 at 09:19:52 UTC, Josphe Brigmo wrote:
> Is there an emulator that can run the apks? Android emulator does not work, I suppose, because it isn't java. Complains about a missing classes.dex file.

It isn't clear what you're trying to do: you're trying to run a D apk compiled for ARM in an Android/x86 emulator? That won't work.

> I'd rather have an emulator version if possible for quicker dev.

I've just been trying out the Anbox container for linux, which allows you to run Android apps on the same CPU as your linux distro, so Android/x64 apps on my linux/x64 VPS:

https://anbox.io

However, 15 modules from Phobos have tests that are failing or segfaulting, as it's the first time I tried Android/x64. I hope to have it working better by the next ldc 1.12 beta, maybe you can try it then.

I'll also note that you can get pretty quick turnaround for actual Android hardware by enabling USB debugging or WiFi adb access on your device. But if you need to do some touch or GUI testing with the screen and don't want to manually handle the hardware each time, you'll either have to use an ARM emulator or wait for the Android/x64 support to get better.