Monday, 4 June 2012


It was easy to install Eclipse -- the development environment. I just downloaded  the classic version from this site. I got a zipped folder that I moved and unzipped to a better location.

Next I followed these instructions to get the google addons for Eclipse

Umm, I must now be ready for hello world.

Trying to install android development tools under windows 7

I made the mistake of thinking that it would be easier to install the android development stuff under windows, rather than Linux. So I followed these instructions. but it couldn't find the java SDK. There are a number of workarounds suggested.

The first thing I needed was a recent version of Java.

I had to set some system variables  path and JAVA_HOME. Here are some instructions.  on setting system variables in windows 7.

Just in case I forget this is what I set for JAVA_HOME
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_04