Android APK sanity check

chipsm at themartinz.com chipsm at themartinz.com
Fri Jun 1 06:31:27 EDT 2018


I have to agree. The APK file that you  provided did run on my Nexus7 but
had some bad effects on both o my Devices. My Android Program that I have
that's under development started having loading problems on my Nexus7 and
had to be removed through the apps settings under the Android Settings menu.
It now works again. This didn't happen when I ran your test script and
loaded through the Android App test menu. I also had to do a Reboot Reset on
the other Android Device in order to get that Android device to run "as
normal". 
So, my conclusion is: The application that creates the APK file is somehow
corrupted but "sort of" runs. But once installed corrupts the Android System
(if that makes sense to you)., although it doesn't do this if created
locally via the Development "test" option. I haven't tried to used your test
script to create an APK file locally. I will try that a bit later and update
that result for you.
Later!

-----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 10:41 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

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.
--
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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> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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