However, a few days ago, I picked it back up and built "Textris" on
it, and discovered a small problem with tasking. That has since been
resolved, and I wrote a little blog article on it:
This weekend, I wrote four "ports" for FreeBSD. This allows any
FreeBSD user (i386 or amd64) to build their own Ada cross-compiler
(ARMv5 or ARMv7). Another blog article explains how to do it:
It would be a nice project for someone to blaze the trail on writing
Native Android phone/table applications without any Java. This is
possible from Android 2.3 onwards using the "NativeActivity"
functionality provided with the Android Native Development Kit (NDK).
The API require C bindings, but it shouldn't be too difficult.
As for getting these binaries on the device itself, it appears that
the http://bsdroid.org project has unfortunately stalled, so if the
use of "adb" is needed, you might have to resort to using Linux, Mac,
or Windows and installing the Android SDK on them. A better way may
to root the device and put an ssh daemon on it and just scp the files
directly on it.
Once I run these compilers through the testsuite and am satisfied with
the outcome, I'll submit these ports for inclusing into the FreeBSD
ports repository. It would be great to see some folks build on my
work here, and I apologize for sitting on this for 6 months.