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icon4.gif  Eclipse Running Under Android [message #533412] Thu, 13 May 2010 18:26 Go to next message
Andy Chapman is currently offline Andy ChapmanFriend
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I was just wondering (very naively) if this was possible. I've got my new Android device which could theoretically drive a USB monitor and link to a USB keyboard. It has 600M of RAM and 500M of storage (expandable) which is enough and a 1GHz processor which would be pushing it but just about possible for small urgent updates.

Android runs Java applications using most standard Java libraries and Eclipse is in Java so it doesn't seem beyond the realms of the possible.

The biggest obstacle seems to be the way Android handles files (not standard file IO). Is Eclipse sufficiently modular that I could replace the file IO layer to make it work with Android storage?
Re: Eclipse Running Under Android [message #533468 is a reply to message #533412] Fri, 14 May 2010 07:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Prakash G.R. is currently offline Prakash G.R.Friend
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On 13/05/10 11:56 PM, Andy Chapman wrote:
> I was just wondering (very naively) if this was possible. I've got my
> new Android device which could theoretically drive a USB monitor and
> link to a USB keyboard. It has 600M of RAM and 500M of storage
> (expandable) which is enough and a 1GHz processor which would be pushing
> it but just about possible for small urgent updates.
> Android runs Java applications using most standard Java libraries and
> Eclipse is in Java so it doesn't seem beyond the realms of the possible.
> The biggest obstacle seems to be the way Android handles files (not
> standard file IO). Is Eclipse sufficiently modular that I could replace
> the file IO layer to make it work with Android storage?

Have a look at EFS. It should provide you enough abstraction to
implement Android storage. It is possible, at least theoretically :-)

- Prakash
Platform UI Team, IBM

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Re: Eclipse Running Under Android [message #533480 is a reply to message #533468] Fri, 14 May 2010 08:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thomas Schindl is currently offline Thomas SchindlFriend
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Am 14.05.10 09:22, schrieb Prakash G.R.:
> On 13/05/10 11:56 PM, Andy Chapman wrote:
>> I was just wondering (very naively) if this was possible. I've got my
>> new Android device which could theoretically drive a USB monitor and
>> link to a USB keyboard. It has 600M of RAM and 500M of storage
>> (expandable) which is enough and a 1GHz processor which would be pushing
>> it but just about possible for small urgent updates.
>> Android runs Java applications using most standard Java libraries and
>> Eclipse is in Java so it doesn't seem beyond the realms of the possible.
>> The biggest obstacle seems to be the way Android handles files (not
>> standard file IO). Is Eclipse sufficiently modular that I could replace
>> the file IO layer to make it work with Android storage?
>
> Have a look at EFS. It should provide you enough abstraction to
> implement Android storage. It is possible, at least theoretically :-)

I highly doubt that because there's no Widget-Toolkit you can use to
render the workbench. So you first need an SWT-port but this one is not
really possible because there are not enough native Widgets (well in
theory you could write widgets your own using OpenGL).

Tom
Re: Eclipse Running Under Android [message #533485 is a reply to message #533480] Fri, 14 May 2010 08:47 Go to previous message
Andy Chapman is currently offline Andy ChapmanFriend
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Very good point Tom, thanks.
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