Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A, formerly known as Android Scripting Environment or ASE) brings scripting languages to Android by allowing you to edit and execute scripts and interactive interpreters directly on the Android device. These scripts have access to many of the APIs available to full-fledged Android applications, but with a greatly simplified interface that makes it easy to get things done.
SL4A is designed for developers and is alpha quality software. Please report bugs and feature requests on the issues list.
· Android 1.5 or later
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· android:textSize now supports 'sp','dp','mm','in','px' and 'pt' suffixes
· android:textColor now works, and supports #aarrggbb, #rrggbb, #argb and #rgb notations. Also supports standard html color names.
· android:textStyle now works.
· nextFocus functions should work. (Needs testing)
· Should add support for all layout properties in fullscreenui. (Needs feedback - only quickly tested)(r5x15)
· Added support for "digits" property in fullscreenui
· Added typeface, textHintColor, textLinkColor and textHighlightColor (r5x14)
· margin and padding properties (r5x15)
· Added fullKeyOverride (support for issue 622 ) (r5x18)
· fullShow now switches without flicker (r5x19)
· Added ability to set activity title - see fullSetTitle and extra parameter to fullShow (r5x22)
· Added eden's additional bluetooth discovery functions. (r5x10)
· Fixed strange characters on full keyboards when trying to type brackets in interpreter shell. Also enabled ctrl keys on keyboards that support them. (r5x11)
· Editor will now remember cursor location between session. (r5x12)
· Applied patches from Agustin Henze, Issues 592, 605 and 609: Added some location functions, a bug displaying url in wrong thread, and standardizing notifications. (r5x13)
· Included support for "Sleep" language (from tomcatalbino)
· Included support for "Squirrel" language (from Andy Tai)
· Included patch to deal with public servers and ipv6: (r5x16)
· Fix to issue 621 , events going missing on non-blocking eventWait (rx18)
· Fix to issue 631 , wrong thread error when updating lists. (r5x20)
· Fix to NPE when setting typeface in initial layout( r5x21)
· Fix to NPE with receiving some broadcase intents. (r5x22)