Here goes nothing. I'm going to go ahead and try to port the Android SDK tools to OpenBSD. Hope it's not as bad as I anticipate. I've already installed OpenBSD on my Acer again. The page for that will come soon. OpenBSD has some rough edges on this box. They are in different places than on FreeBSD, and I suspect that at least one of the problems I have been able to resolve under Open I would have also been able to solve under Free, had I known to try it.
In the meantime, I've been trying to get the JDK 1.5 installed so I can begin to build Eclipse from source, as Open doesn't have a recent enough version of Eclipse that I can actually use. Once the JDK is done, I'll pursue the rest of the dependencies. Hopefully most of the packages are recent enough that I can satisfy all of the dependencies for Eclipse. I hadn't checked yet to make sure. If not, I may need to switch back to Free, or throw in the towel and switch to Ubuntu or OpenSUSE. At the moment I think it's time for bed. I'm going to let the JDK try to finish overnight.
Regrouping from defeat: Android SDK next steps
I've given up on using the Freebroid port of the Android SDK. I don't know enough about git in order to ensure that I can make the necessary changes in my local git tree and be able to merge in updates from the master Android repo on kernel.org. Once …read more
Struggling with the Android SDK on FreeBSD
I started out by trying the "BSDroid" port of the SDK. After some toil, I was able to get projects to build, but wasn't able to get the debugger/emulator to work. I even tried using truss/ktrace to debug the debugger/emulator but was never able to isolate the …read more