On Feb 4, 12:18 pm, fructose <david_prest...@hotmail.com
> I would like to know what the definitive, hopefully official,
> situation regarding native development.
I can't speak definitively or officially, but I can make some
> 1) If I want to write/port a C/C++ application engine and write a Java
> App that accesses it, how can this be achieved?
Well, you can do it like this person did:
There are some pages on the web that explain various bits and pieces.
This is not a supported mode of development, which really just means
that whatever you do is very likely to break the next time the system
is updated. The changes required to make your stuff work again might
be minor or might require a redesign. If you really want to go this
route, there are no mechanisms in place to stop you.
> 2) If this is not possible, will it be possible in the future? If so
Native development will be supported in the future. No details or
schedule have been announced.
> 3) Is this is not possible, is it only not possible for 3rd party
> developers? If I am a hugh corporation, suppose I'm SAP or Oracle, or
> a major international games developer and have multi-million selling
> products in C/C++ that I wish to port to Android, are Google going to
> tell me sorry its not possibe? Are they really going to say that? If
> not then who do you talk to in order to open doors?
Large companies and individual developers all have access to the same
source code in the git repository. There is no secret installer or
hidden build system.
We are, at this time, recommending that you don't do native code
development. It would be inconsistent and counter-productive to say
that and then spent lots of time explaining how to go about it.