Ok problem solved...
There are two blue packages, and then there is a third green package called
"build-tools" version 20... look very carefully it's easy to miss cause it's
skewed font looks like it's obsolete or something but it's required...
Re-building little test appie, Deploying little test appie. Last time I
looked at apk file it was 5 MB ! just for "hello world" I guess it's fire
monkey framework or some delphi special framework inside of it or
So far so good... both successfull... now I ll try to run it with the latest
android 4.4.2 os device emulator to see if it will debug properly.
I don't like the new run without and run with debugging icons in delphi
I liked the red bug icon better it was more clear. Had to cancel it guess it
didnt run with debugging.
Also I consider: "run" to be without debugging. But apperently Delphi
inverted this logic somewhere along the way.
Wasn't it called: "run with debugging" sometime ago... oh well maybe I am
Weird to call it: "run without debugging".
I consider debugging to be something special. And just run to be normal.
Interesting it asks if I want to start the debugger/emulator or something
cause it wasn't running hmm..
I wonder if the usb cable can be virtualized or a protocol used or so...
So far so good, title says: AMD 5554:Latest.
I wonder what this number means... is that a port number or something ?
Perhaps that's the reason why the emulator
is so slow... it's communicating via a protocol/network communications
Instead of directly hooking into the emulator or so... at hooking points or
so ?! ;)
Now I will have to wait multiple minutes while android boots...
A black boot screen will eventually come up with a shiny grey/light blue
android logo... with white shiney light traveling over it ;)
Me waiting... waiting... :)
I am still waiting, since my posting of the zipalign problem another 40
minutes or so have past... and android 4.4.2 still booting.
The slowness is pretty unbelievable when compared with bluestacks which does
run very fast.
It's pretty safe to say that the emulators that come with the android sdk
are totally useless for now.
Maybe they can be run on another computer or so to speed stuff up once it's
running but I doubt it even without running delphi the emulators can be
started and take very long.
I am now going to cancel this because it's taking too bloody long.
The only thing left to test is add "windows 32 bit platform" and use a
feature called: "mobile preview".
This is kinda lame but maybe this will allow me to debug it which will then
probably work fine... but still fail on bluestacks/android.
I think it's safe to say that Delphi XE6 for mobile development for now is a
big fail... at least with a single pc.
I still don't know why my simple appie won't run on bluestacks...
And I also don't know yet how to install this app on the emulator which is
also kinda annoying.
The menus are different from everything I have seen on the internet so
far... in blue stacks as well as in the emulator...
Inconsistency is the one word to describe all of this crap. There is plenty
of inconsistency. This can be called: "inconsistency-planet".
Even simply things like: "about phone" or "about tablet" or missing,
Figuring out something simple like which android version is running seems to
be impossible for now, no app, no menu, nadda, google will be misleading it
offers solutions which are not real solutions inside these emulators because
of the inconsistency between real world (?) and emulator world(?) weird !