Just An Application

August 19, 2009

A Standalone Android Runtime, Or Look Ma No Dalvik !

Having experimented with getting the Dalvik VM to run independently of the Android OS and application runtime, I thought I would try and turn the problem on its head and see whether it was possible to get the Android application runtime to start-up and run a simple HelloWorld app independently of the Android OS and the Dalvik VM, using a standard Java environment, to begin with a desktop JSE, but possibly CDC/whatever later on. To make it more interesting I wanted to do it without running any native (non-Java) code, at least initially. After all the Android runtime is written in Java so hard could it be ?


Copyright (c) 2009 By Simon Lewis, All Rights Reserved.

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  1. […] version of the Android source I have immediately accessible is the version I changed to get running standalone, that is, on a standard JVM rather than Dalvik, which dates from late […]

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