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Compiling Android Scripting Environment

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Android Scripting Environment (ASE) is the scripting language (BeanShell, Python, Lua, Ruby) environment for Android Operating System.

The following instructions are according to the discussion from ASE group.

Prerequisites **To compile ASE, you need a Linux machine, then here goes:

1. Get Android source (read to fetch the source) and name the folder as 'mydroid'(or else you prefer). In the following instructions I assume all the folders are in user's home folder(~) .

2. Get Android SDK (download from and extract it as "android_sdk"(or else you prefer).

3. Get Android Scripting Environment source (hg clone from as "ase"(or else you prefer).

4. Enter ase/tools folder and execute "" to patch the "android_sdk".

$ cd ase/tools $ python ~/mydroid ~/android_sdk Copying source from .....mydroid to .....android_sdk/platforms/android-[verison]/sources Adding android.os.Exec to android.jar Compiling android.os.Exec to.... Done!

In addition to modifying the SDK by adding android.os.Exec, the script will also copy the source files into the SDK so that they can be browsed in Eclipse.

Import Project into Eclipse

After executing the script, follow the instructions for developing in Eclipse in the Android developer guide to setup a workable Android development environment.

Change the project build path and specify the BeanShell path to (project path)/beanshell/bsh-[version].jar Compile it, done!

PS: Python and Lua are precompiled and already put in res/raw folder. You don't need to setup the cross compile environment unless you want to also compile Lua and Python yourself.