author Sam Lantinga <>
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 01:12:48 -0800
changeset 6838 abd1407af1f9
parent 6632 147f85ac2e4b
child 6961 3ef29a1398ed
permissions -rw-r--r--
Fixed bug 1711 - Comment in "manifest" element within android-project/AndroidManifest.xml is the source of troubles Let me quote the following opening tag from android-project/AndroidManifest.xml: <manifest xmlns:android="" <!-- Replace with the identifier of your game, e.g. --> package="" android:versionCode="1" android:versionName="1.0" android:installLocation="auto"> The comment (with the text "Replace with...") seems to be a cause of troubles. Here are a few examples I've spotted: 1) While using nkd-build from android-ndk-r8d, I receive the following error: Invalid attribute name: <!-- replace with the identifier of your game, e.g. -- /home/ny00123/util/android-ndk-r8d/build/gmsl/__gmsl:512: *** non-numeric second argument to `wordlist' function: ''. Stop. 2) Repeating this but with android-ndk-r6b (an earlier revision), it reduces to a warning and actual complication is not halted. 3) Following the instructions in and using Eclipse (from a recently downloaded ADT Bundle), I cannot seem to be able to create an Android project from existing sources (one of the SDL test apps for now). * On a side note, I can't find where I may choose the "Build Target" before clicking "Finish", but it does not seem to be related to this bug report. Anyway, following the choice of the project path and a click on "Finish", nothing seems to occur. If I rather do so after removing the above comment from AndroidManifest.xml, though, the project appears on Eclipse as expected once I click on "Finish".

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- Replace with the identifier of your game below, e.g.
<manifest xmlns:android=""

    <!-- Create a Java class extending SDLActivity and place it in a
         directory under src matching the package, e.g.

         then replace "SDLActivity" with the name of your class (e.g. "MyGame")
         in the XML below.

         An example Java class can be found in
    <application android:label="@string/app_name"
        <activity android:name="SDLActivity"
                <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
                <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />

    <!-- Android 2.1 -->
    <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="10" /> 

    <!-- OpenGL ES 2.0 -->
    <uses-feature android:glEsVersion="0x00020000" /> 

    <!-- Allow writing to external storage -->
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />