Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jul 2012 12:41 UTC
Gnome Honest question. Do you think the GNOME project is as healthy today as it was, say, 4 years ago? Benjamin Otte explains that no, it isn't. GNOME lacks developers, goals, mindshare and users. The situation as he describes it, is a lot more dire than I personally thought.
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RE[3]: Android ?
by moondevil on Fri 27th Jul 2012 19:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Android ?"
moondevil
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2005-07-08

Because for Google the NDK is only meant for games, port "legacy" code, or optimizing parts of the code.

Most the Android APIs available to C and C++ code are actually C wrappers around JNI calls back to the Dalvik.

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RE[4]: Android ?
by cdude on Sun 29th Jul 2012 03:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Android ?"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Not exactly. There are a few Qt games AND applications on google play available to all Android devices. You can already write Android apps using other technologies. There is for example a port going on of Gnucash to Android under the Gnome umbrella currently. Google offers choice, fully legal, supported and unlimited choice, to push Android future. The NDK is the door that opens that choice. The reason why it wraps the Android SDK is that the Android SDK provides all the high-level APIs which you may like but do not need to use in your applications.

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