[PD] Pd on Maemo driven devices?

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Fri Sep 18 04:37:25 CEST 2009

I'll inevitably be jumping in on this, mostly likely before November.   
So I created a wiki page for us to keep notes on this whole thing:



On Sep 17, 2009, at 8:41 AM, marius schebella wrote:

> awesome! suits and ties here, too. but willing to jump in on this
> (android build, not the suits part)...
> marius.
> 2009/9/17 Chris McCormick <chris at mccormick.cx>:
>> On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 10:02:41PM -0400, Hans-Christoph Steiner  
>> wrote:
>>> What I'd like to see is Pd on Android, but I think that could be a
>>> little bit tricky to get into a form that is easily distributable
>>> without rooting the phone.  The G1 already runs Debian, so you could
>>> just install the 'puredata' package once you have Debian on your G1.
>> I successfully compiled Pd with the Android NDK a few weeks ago,  
>> and my
>> colleague wrote an audio driver which calls back into Java space  
>> via the JNI
>> and produces sound, but there is a bug somewhere with [vd~],  
>> [tabread~] and
>> friends so it's not 100% yet. If this was working it would make it  
>> possible to
>> build and distribute Pd for non-rooted Androids.
>> Unfortunately my hands are tied with regards to releasing the code,  
>> but I am
>> pushing hard to make it happen anyway. This what I get for whoring  
>> my mind to
>> proprietary companies. :(
>> If anyone else wants a shot, I can tell you it's actually really  
>> simple to make
>> Pd compile with the NDK, you just need to make your own Android.mak  
>> file with a
>> list of object files to be built and the right flags set. You can  
>> get this list
>> of object files from the Linux generated Makefile. I had to also  
>> tweak the
>> source a bit to set a new flag called __ANDROID__ in some places  
>> and not in
>> others. If you follow the model of __LINUX__ it's pretty close. Oh  
>> no, I've
>> said too much.. the suits are here.. I can hear them knocking..  
>> going to get my
>> shotgun.. I may be some time-
>> Chris.
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