# WebView Client

## Introduction

These instructions are for building the WebView client for the Android platform.

### What is a WebView Client?

WebView is an application that allows embedding or linking to websites or HTML code inside Android apps. The Stendhal WebView client is an app that simply uses this technology to link to the Stendhal web client which is accessed at https://stendhalgame.org/client/stendhal.html.

## Android SDK

The Android Software Development Kit (SDK) libraries are required. You will need to install these on your system. The minimum supported version is currently 21.

## Building from IDE

### Android Studio

instructions not yet available

### Eclipse

instructions not yet available

### Netbeans

instructions not yet available

## Building from Command Line

IMPORTANT: Before you can build from the command line/terminal, you must have a Java compiler provided by a Java Development Kit (JDK) installed.

The Gradle Build Tool is used for building. The necessary tools are already included with the source code. Two scripts are provided for executing the build: android/gradlew for Unix/Linux systems, & android/gradlew.bat for Windows.

In order for the build to complete, the scripts must know where the SDK libraries are located. The script will check the ANDROID_SDK_ROOT environment variable, or it will parse the value of sdk.dir in the android/local.properties file (NOTE: Windows users must use double backslashes for directories (\\)).

Example local.properties for Unix/Linux:

sdk.dir=/path/to/sdk/root


Example local.properties for Windows:

sdk.dir=C:\\path\\to\\sdk\\root


NOTE: On Windows, if you used Android Studio to download the SDK, it will be located in C:\\Users\\<username>\\AppData\\Local\\Android\\Sdk.

From a command line or terminal, move into the android sub-directory & execute the following.

Unix/Linux example:

# with env variable set or sdk.dir set in local.properties
$./gradlew build # manually setting env variable$ ANDROID_SDK_ROOT="/path/to/sdk/root" ./gradlew build


Windows cmd example (note that you do not need to include the ".bat" filename extension):

# with env variable set or sdk.dir set in local.properties

# manually setting env variable (do not use quotes)
> set ANDROID_SDK_ROOT=C:\\path\\to\\sdk\\root


After build completes, the resulting .apk packages will be located in <source root>/build/build_android_client/outputs/apk.

### Ant

As with other instructions on building from the command line, the Android client can also be built with an Apache Ant target. The same conditions related to invoking the Gradle scripts directly apply to using ant.

From the Stendhal source root directory, execute the following.

Unix/Linux example:

# with env variable set or sdk.dir set in local.properties
$ant dist_client_android # manually setting env variable$ ANDROID_SDK_ROOT="/path/to/sdk/root" ant dist_client_android


Windows cmd example:

# with env variable set or sdk.dir set in local.properties
> ant dist_client_android

# manually setting env variable (do not use quotes)
> set ANDROID_SDK_ROOT=C:\\path\\to\\sdk\\root
> ant dist_client_android


The resulting .apk packages will be located in the <source root>/build directory.