When testing my code, sometimes it is useful to make a copy of the project in a temporary directory and run a second instance from there. For example,
cp -R appname appname-temp
However, the titanium build path seems to require that the project is located in a directory named after the application, otherwise the app won't launch in the android emulator (regardless of whether the original copy is running in the emu). The following errors are output by tidev, when launching app located at /path/to/appname-temp:
[ERROR] /opt/android-sdk-linux_86/tools/apkbuilder /path/to/appname/build/android/src does not exist! [ERROR] /opt/android-sdk-linux_86/tools/zipalign Unable to open '/path/to/appname/build/android/bin/app.apk' as zip archive
In this situation, TiDev attempts to build some of the files in a directory at /path/to/appname-temp/ and some of the files outside the project directory at /path/to/appname.
Unless there is some reason for this behaviour, I feel it is a bug.
Would someone help me to understand this?
Many thanks in advance
It is a bug Ticket 48 seems similar to your problem.
The quick workaround is to create a new project and then only copy the Resources folder or symlink the Resources folder between the two different projects.
Hi again, Don - thank you for your response.
My apologies, but I don't quite understand your suggestion. If I symlink the resources folder, then surely modifying the code will change the original copy's code, which defeats the objective of copying to a second project directory. I am sure this can't be what you mean, so would you kindly clarify?
Do you know if there is a timescale for fixing this? What is the typical turnaround for bugs found in tidev, as a general rule?