Setting up for android development on OS X 10.10 - help needed

Terry Judd terry.judd at
Wed Jan 13 20:21:38 EST 2016

OK - so I did manage to find and install a copy of Java 6 (I deleted the
existing newer version of Java and then did a default install) and now the
JDK path bit in the mobile support pane of
the LC preferences window has a value in it but everything else remains
the same. Even the simplest app crashes on the Android simulator.

I¹m also trying to get a real device to show up under the development>test
target menu without success. I have a couple of Samsung phones (S2 and S4
mini) both with usb debugging enabled but neither shows up in the test
target menu when connected. Any ideas?


On 14/01/2016 11:45 am, "use-livecode on behalf of Terry Judd²
<use-livecode-bounces at on behalf of
terry.judd at> wrote:

>Hi all ­ after a long break from developing for Android I need to get up
>and running again but seem to be getting nowhere. I have all the Android
>sdk stuff installed and updated and installed Java but when I go to
>configure things in LC it accepts the location of the Android SDK root
>folder but the JDK path stays empty. I can build an app ok but even the
>simplest one will immediately crash (on the simulator ­ I¹m still trying
>to get my device to show up on the target list).
>A search of the forums suggests that the empty path thing this is a known
>issue( from some months ago) and a post (reply) from Sebastian in late
>November last year suggested that you need to install the now deprecated
>Java 6 to undertake Android development in LC. I¹d try that if I could
>only find somewhere to download Java 6 from!
>Does anyone have this stuff working on OS X 10.10 (or later) and care to
>provide some tips on how they got it to work?
>Best regards,
>Terry Judd  | Senior Lecturer in Medical Education
>Department of Medical
>The University of Melbourne<>
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