Android APK sanity check

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Fri Jun 1 01:40:32 EDT 2018


Okay, I'm stumped. I have a Nexus 7 too, running Android 6.0.1. I put the 
test apk on it and it crashes on launch every time. I tried relaunching 
several times.

Thanks for the input, maybe the team can make something of it.
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Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
On May 31, 2018 8:31:33 PM Clarence Martin via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> I just uploaded this to my Nexus7 and it works the same way. It initially 
> opens with a blank screen and then opens correctly.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-livecode <use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com> On Behalf Of J. 
> Landman Gay via use-livecode
> Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2018 4:20 PM
> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Cc: J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>
> Subject: Re: Android APK sanity check
>
> @Clarence, I just uploaded an apk I built on my Mac. Could you check the 
> bug report again and try the apk I put there? Thanks for your time.
>
> On 5/31/18 5:49 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
>> I just took another look and I see that the identifier had reverted to
>> the default, so that explains why you had to change it. Even after I
>> reset it to something unique though it still fails here. It looks like
>> it's time for the LC guys to employ their magic.
>>
>> On 5/31/18 5:44 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
>>> Thanks for testing. Maybe it's a Mac problem. The identifier
>>> shouldn't matter in this case though, if you were originally using
>>> the unique one I put into the stack. So that's odd too.
>>>
>>> On 5/31/18 5:07 PM, Clarence Martin via use-livecode wrote:
>>>> The problem that I had, had  to do with the identifier name and had
>>>> nothing to do with anything else. I remember that from earlier
>>>> problems that Panos identified for me.
>>>> The test stack worked on both Android Devices that I have.
>>>> More info on my system:
>>>> Windows 10 computer with the Java jdk 1.8.0_171.
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: use-livecode <use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com> On Behalf
>>>> Of J.
>>>> Landman Gay via use-livecode
>>>> Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2018 1:02 PM
>>>> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
>>>> Cc: J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>
>>>> Subject: Re: Android APK sanity check
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for the comments. I've actually seen the problem with initial
>>>> startup on a few apps but in this case a relaunch still crashes. :(
>>>>
>>>> Since you have a few older devices, it might help the team narrow
>>>> down what's affected if you try out my test stack. Bug report is here:
>>>> https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=21325
>>>>
>>>> I only have Android Marshmallow on my test phone(s) but I'm betting
>>>> it will fail with any older OS. Or it may be the version of Java I
>>>> installed, which I believe LC 9 required.
>>>>
>>>> On 5/31/18 2:46 PM, Clarence Martin via use-livecode wrote:
>>>>> Hi Jacque,
>>>>> You have been one of the people on the List that has answered many
>>>>> of my questions about building Android Applications. I do have an
>>>>> application that uses mergJSON and the problem that I have is only
>>>>> during the initial starting of the application after the APK is
>>>>> loaded. I also get a blank initial screen. I found that if I close
>>>>> the application and then restart the application - it runs. I have
>>>>> also had problems with applications locking up on one Android
>>>>> Device and will run on another without problems. The problems that
>>>>> I encountered were mainly opening data files across the internet on
>>>>> the failing device. I actually solved some of those problems by
>>>>> putting a delay after  I call for data across the internet. Both
>>>>> devices are using Android 5.1.1. The failing Device  is a Nexus 7
>>>>> and the other device that doesn't fail is a generic X10 Chinese
>>>>> cheaper Tablet. The only other
>>>> problem I noticed with LC 9 is a latency in starting the applications.
>>>>>
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: use-livecode <use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com> On
>>>>> Behalf Of J.
>>>>> Landman Gay via use-livecode
>>>>> Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:10 PM
>>>>> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
>>>>> Cc: J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>
>>>>> Subject: Re: Android APK sanity check
>>>>>
>>>>> I created a plain do-nothing stack and it works on my Samsung. Then
>>>>> I set the inclusions to same ones in my working project. The plain
>>>>> stack then had the same misbehavior -- black screen and crash on launch.
>>>>>
>>>>> One by one I turned off each inclusion, tested, and then turned it
>>>>> back on and disabled the next one. It looks like the culprit is
>>>>> mergJSON.
>>>>> With that included I get the crash, without it the apk behaves.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'll submit my test stack and a bug report.
>>>>>
>>>>> On 5/31/18 3:12 AM, panagiotis merakos via use-livecode wrote:
>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The first thing that came to my mind was the bug report that Paul
>>>>>> referenced, but I had a look at the Samsung S5 specs and it seems
>>>>>> it has an ARM chip, so it should not be affected by this bug.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> @Jacque does that happen with any android standalone you build
>>>>>> with LC 9.0.0, or just this particular one?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Best,
>>>>>> Panos
>
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