Android SDK install without Android Studio (LC 9.6.5 App Bundles)

panagiotis m merakosp at
Fri Oct 15 03:58:25 EDT 2021

Hello all,

What Ralph suggests does work, and this is what we have advised a couple of
users to try, after they contacted us.

However, the problem with this approach is that it is quite possible it
will break in the future. Moreover, using the Terminal/cmd can be quite
advanced for several users.

Taking these into account, as well as the fact that Google pushes people to
use Android Studio, we decided to choose Android Studio as the suggested
approach, since it is way more futureproof.

PS: Using Android Studio will also probably eliminate the need to download
a separate jdk from Oracle. The reason we have not yet implemented
Bernard's suggestion so far - i.e. to tweak the IDE to use the jre/openjdk
that is bundled with Android Studio - is that it requires some work to make
it work seamlessly on all 3 platforms (Mac/Win/Linux), and usually we have
more "pressing" issues to resolve.
Moreover, Bernard's comments and instruction in the forums and elsewhere
are very clear and easy to follow. But we do have this in our (long) TODO

Kind regards,

On Fri, 15 Oct 2021 at 10:31, Bernard Devlin via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> One has to wonder why, if that is so simple, LC Ltd recommend that people
> install the full Android Studio.  That is the only advice they provide on
> setting things up for Android development.
> You only have to look at the Lesson to see the problems people have with
> the existing procedure.  There are 86 comments on that Lesson. I've spent
> days on the Forum helping people out with Android Studio/LC config
> problems.
> Regards, Bernard
> >
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