[Scummvm-devel] state of the ScummVM Android port, again

A. Milburn fuzzie at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Oct 23 23:26:43 CEST 2011

On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 05:14:00PM -0400, Matthew Hoops wrote:
> Sounds good to me, as long as we don't have two versions floating
> around the Marketplace.

Well, we could simply mark our version as only compatible with Android
2.0+. ;-p

> > Otherwise I could simply push "ScummVM: Broken Edition"
> Hopefully not under that name ;)

Well, suggestions for another name which makes it obvious it's unofficial
welcome. :-) But I wouldn't want us to get bug reports for my likely-broken
builds, and it might be nice to have a way to push experimental stuff like
any input changes etc.

> I'd say the preferences file too. Right now, I can't even get rid of
> the horrible WIP dialog on my phone (without rooting it, of course).

Sure. Annoyingly a *lot* of the cheap unofficial Android tablets don't
actually export their internal storage as an SD card, but I hope we can just
fall back to world-writable application data there, as mentioned by
Marcos Diez in the "Android keys/market account" thread, or whatever.

> I agree, having all the plugins separate probably confuses the user.

Well, the native code has to be on the internal storage for at least
some versions of Android, and that is still pretty limited on a lot of
devices (argh), but I am provisionally assuming that the binary doesn't
end up too huge (which is probably wrong, sigh). Bear in mind I have no
idea what I'm talking about, too.

- fuzzie

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