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Ring Android

This repository is meant for the porting of Ring to Android.

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Clone this as a submodule of: https://gerrit-ring.savoirfairelinux.com/#/admin/projects/ring-project to obtain the required Ring daemon source.

You can also manually clone the daemon and override the DAEMON_DIR during compilation

Make sure you have the android-ndk and android-sdk, and you'll want something like this in your .bashrc (or equivalent):

export ANDROID_NDK=$HOME/src/android-ndk
export ANDROID_SDK=$HOME/src/android-sdk-linux
export PATH=$ANDROID_SDK/platform-tools:${PATH}

install swig-2.0.6 or later and python-2.7 or later on your system

Build instructions

Supported archs are: armeabi-v7a and x86


ANDROID_ABI="armeabi-v7a x86"



If you cloned the daemon in a custom directory (other than ../daemon), you can specify it using an absolute path:

DAEMON_DIR=custom_path ./compile.sh

When all else fails:

git clean -dfx
cd ../daemon (or custom_path)
git clean -dfx

And start again.

Update translations

Update translations using the Transifex client (tx) :



Retrieve client log from device (client must be running before executing this)

adb logcat *:D | grep `adb shell ps | egrep 'cx.ring' | cut -c10-15` > logring.txt

Common issues

  • Makeinfo issue makeinfo: command not found WARNING: 'makeinfo' is missing on your system. Solution: Install texinfo package containing makeinfo dep.

  • Unable to locate tools.jar Solution: Your java installation is not pointing to a JDK. Install one, or make JAVA_HOME point to it.

  • When building the apk error in build-tools error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.6 Solution: Install lib32stdc++6 lib32z1-dev

  • When compiling on Fedora error while loading shared libraries: libtinfo.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Solution*: sudo dnf install ncurses-compat-libs