Sunday, September 30, 2012

Android development using jEdit part 1

While there are many good IDEs for android development like eclipse, NetBeans, intelliJ;  sometimes one may want to use lightweight editor to create android apps and still don't want to get into command line every time.

Here's a little how-to of creating android projects, AVDs using jEdit and it's Android plugin.

First off-course you need Android SDK installed and setup the path. Following is one example on openSUSE 12.2.

Download the Android SDK from this link.
Unzip into a convenient location, remember that you need to give the location name in PATH environment variable.
Install Android version you want to target.

Setup PATH in .profile, for example
export PATH=${PATH}:/home/ashish/android-sdk-linux/tools/
Install jEdit from here (I am using jEdit 5.0pre1)
Open plug-in manager and install Android plugin

Now you will start seeing options for creating AVDs, projects etc.

In upcoming parts I shall describe Android development further using jEdit, and its Android plugin.


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