[mono-android] target blackberry playbook
jonp at xamarin.com
Mon Feb 27 14:09:10 UTC 2012
On Feb 27, 2012, at 5:44 AM, Andrew Sinclair wrote:
> Good question, I'd like to know the answer as well!
> Anybody know for definite whether it's a non-starter?
It is currently a non-starter; from https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/android/apisupport:
Unsupported Software Features
• Apps that utilize native code bundled into their APK file
This describes every Mono for Android app, as they all embed a native libmonodroid.so file into the .apk.
I would guess that this is because the Playbook is running a userland/libc incompatible with Android's bionic, and thus shared libraries built for Android won't properly link on the Playbook.
(This also means that e.g. neither Angry Birds nor Mozilla Firefox Android packages will work on the Playbook unchanged, as both also rely on native libraries, so we're in good company...)
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