jjs at krutt.org
Sun Sep 22 16:20:07 EDT 2019
Thanks for the insight on this with the links provided
Thought it was hype to use x86, but Intel dropped it so.
I hope the emulator for ARM64 will speed up somehow then
Op 22-9-2019 om 20:51 schreef J. Landman Gay via use-livecode:
> Thanks Ralph. I'm really looking forward to your utility because it
> looks like I'm going to need to build 4 apks. I phrased my question
> wrong, what I actually meant was "is it worth it to build for x86?"
> I did some poking around and found that x86 devices (both 32 and 64
> bit) comprise about 1% of the market, as of 2 years ago. Since Intel
> stopped supporting the chip it's probably less than that now, except
> for one thing: Chromebooks.
> If you don't care about Chromebooks, it seems a bit of a waste to
> bother with the x86 builds, which will still run with an ARM build but
> slower. However in my case, I do need to support Chromebooks, many of
> which use an x86-something processor. So I guess I'll need to support
> all four.
> I kind of like your option 4, but I guess uploading four times instead
> of two isn't that big a deal anyway.
> On 9/21/19 10:20 PM, Ralph DiMola wrote:
>> Long answer:
>> Option 1
>> Build one big apk for all 4 architectures.
>> Option 2
>> Build 4 apks (one for each architecture) you get these advantages over
>> option 1:
>> 1) The PlayStore will download the proper apk for the user's
>> thereby reducing the install/update time
>> 2) You will target more devices because 1 large apk could exceed the
>> max apk
>> size for some devices.
>> 3) x86 devices performance will be 5x to 10x faster.
>> Option 3
>> Build 1 apk for both the arm and arm64 architectures to reduce the
>> option 1
>> apk size. App will run slow on x86 devices because it will run in an arm
>> emulator. You could also possibly exceed the apk size for some
>> devices but
>> not as many as option 1
>> Option 4
>> Build 2 apks one for each arm architecture to reduce the apk size and
>> optimize the install time(as in option 2). App will run slow on x86
>> because it will run in an arm emulator.
>> Option 5
>> Build 2 apks one for both arm architectures and one with both x86
>> architectures. X86 devices will run fast. You could also possibly
>> exceed the
>> apk size for some devices but not as many as option 1.
>> Short answer:
>> Yes. (option 4)
>> I'm working on my Android build plug-in to do the 4 builds with one
>> operation. You will only have to enter the signing crap once for all 4
>> builds. As soon as I get it done I will share it with the community.
>> Ralph DiMola
>> IT Director
>> Evergreen Information Services
>> rdimola at evergreeninfo.net
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On
>> Of J. Landman Gay via use-livecode
>> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:20 PM
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>> Cc: J. Landman Gay
>> Subject: Android architectures
>> When submitting to the Play Store, is it really necessary to build four
>> apks? Or can we get away with just the ARM two?
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