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newLisp on Android

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:23 am
by kanen
We have it working. It's stable.

It is missing (semaphore), which requires libraries that do not exist on Android. I'm attaching the full source, hoping Lutz will add everything necessary to make this work as part of the main newlisp download.

Steps to compile:

1. Download the android-ndk - http://developer.android.com/tools/sdk/ndk/index.html
2. Make sure your environment works (see above documentation) on your platform
3. Unpack and put newlisp-ndk in the android-ndk directory
4. Compile newlisp

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kanen (~/Code/android-ndk)$ ./ndk-build -C newlisp-ndk/
make: Entering directory `/Users/kanen/Code/android-ndk/newlisp-ndk'
Compile thumb  : newlisp <= newlisp.c
Compile thumb  : newlisp <= nl-symbol.c
Compile thumb  : newlisp <= nl-math.c
Compile thumb  : newlisp <= nl-list.c
Compile thumb  : newlisp <= nl-liststr.c
Compile thumb  : newlisp <= nl-string.c
Compile thumb  : newlisp <= nl-sock.c
Compile thumb  : newlisp <= nl-import.c
Compile thumb  : newlisp <= nl-xml.c
Compile thumb  : newlisp <= nl-web.c
Compile thumb  : newlisp <= nl-matrix.c
Compile thumb  : newlisp <= nl-debug.c
Compile thumb  : newlisp <= pcre.c
Compile thumb  : newlisp <= nl-filesys.c
Executable     : newlisp
Install        : newlisp => libs/armeabi/newlisp
make: Leaving directory `/Users/kanen/Code/android-ndk/newlisp-ndk'
The binary gets put into libs/armeabi/newlisp. From there, you just have to build an Android emulator and you can copy newLisp over to it.

For that, you need the android-sdk - http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

First, list the targets and find the armeabi version you want to use. I use Target 4, which isn't the most recent, but is the most widely deployed, at API level 15.

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kanen (~/Code/android-sdk/tools)$ ./android list targets
Available Android targets:
id: 4 or "Google Inc.:Google APIs:15"
     Name: Google APIs
     Type: Add-On
     Vendor: Google Inc.
     Revision: 2
     Description: Android + Google APIs
     Based on Android 4.0.3 (API level 15)
     ABIs : armeabi-v7a
Now, generate an emulator from that target platform:

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kanen (~/Code/android-sdk/tools)$ ./android create avd -n MyEmulator -t 4
Then, run the emulator:

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kanen (~/Code/android-sdk/tools)$ ./emulator -avd MyEmulator
Attach a shell to the emulator:

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kanen (~/Code/android-sdk/platform-tools)$ ./adb shell
Make sure everything's ok and create a directory for newLisp:

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# mkdir /data/nl
# chmod 777 /data/nl
# exit
Copy newLisp to the emulator:

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./adb push ~/Code/android-ndk/newlisp-ndk/libs/armeabi/newlisp /data/nl
Go back into the shell and run newLisp:

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kanen (~/Code/android-sdk/platform-tools)$ ./adb shell
# cd /data
# cd nl
# ls
newlisp
# ./newlisp
newLISP v.10.4.5 on Linux IPv4/6, execute 'newlisp -h' for more info.

> 
Enjoy newLisp on Android. You now have a world of mobile possibilities for our favorite scripting language.
newlisp-ndk.tgz
newLisp Android Sources
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I've also included a link to the newLisp on arm binary, if you don't want to compile all this and just want to push newLisp to your shiny Android device: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/602830/newlisp

Re: newLisp on Android

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:58 am
by cormullion
Good job - well done. Next, how about the iPhone? :)

Re: newLisp on Android

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:35 pm
by Lutz
Instructions and download are now online at newlisp.org too:

http://www.newlisp.org/code/ANDROID.html

Re: newLisp on Android

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:42 am
by kanen
Lutz wrote:Instructions and download are now online at newlisp.org too:

http://www.newlisp.org/code/ANDROID.html
Small mistake:

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kanen (~/Code/android-sdk/tools)$ ./emulator -avd TrustMe
Should be

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kanen (~/Code/android-sdk/tools)$ ./emulator -avd MyEmulator

Re: newLisp on Android

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:00 pm
by Lutz
added two more corrections:

start the emulator in the background:

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kanen (~/Code/android-sdk/tools)$ ./emulator -avd MyEmulator &
the directory is nl:

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# cd /data
# cd nl 
# ls
newlisp
# ./newlisp
the online page now has all the corrections: http://www.newlisp.org/code/ANDROID.html

works fine for me on Mac OSX 10.8.2, but as a target I got: id: 1 for API level 17. So I just changed the number accordingly when creating the emulator.

Re: newLisp on Android

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:33 pm
by jazper
This is very exciting. I recently bought my first smartphone, a bottom range model, and invested some money in Basic4Android. I have played with that a bit, but then life intervened ... and then the festive season, and then ....

Does this newLISP implementation permit making buttons, views etc in the emulator? Or does it write to console (or whatever Android's equivalent of a console may be) only?

Re: newLisp on Android

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:48 am
by HPW
Hello,

Is there a equivalent of newlisp.dll on the android target of newlisp ?

What I have in mind to call newlisp from a regular Java-build app.

When this would even support callbacks into the Java app, this would allow really potential Java/newlisp driven android apps.

A workflow with sample app would be fantastic.

Regards