Just a minor version bump to APK Manager, since I’m retarded and forgot to compile a 32-bit version of Optipng v0.7.1 when I last updated the 64-bit version.
So… I’ve spent a fair amount of time the past ten days or so working on APK Manager OS X again. And the irony is that I don’t really do any android application modding anymore. Yet I feel obligated to keep the script alive, since mac users so often go overlooked by the android community at large.
So some thoughts and questions where the project should go next…
So ugh. I’m just totally at an impasse right now with APK Manager OS X. And of course, those questions don’t even answer the biggest of them all,
Should I even continue to maintain this with the overwhelming lack of interest? (there have been barely 1000 total downloads (1003 at the time of posting) over the ~7 months I’ve been working on it.)
Yeah… so I know I skipped posting a ton of updates (and yes, the screenshots are already outdated.)
So yeah… a lot of changes, first, I re-packaged the entire thing into a mac disk image (DMG) file since some users were reporting errors with extracting the zip file. I’ve also added the option to view java source for most apk or jar files, re-worked the ‘debug’ menu yet again, added another text/log viewing app for selection (Chocolat.) I also fixed a handful of bugs, re-worked the default apktool.jar symlink routine, and built-in the color choice selection into one script, to avoid potential version mismatches, etc. from continually shipping two script files simply for different text colors.
I’ve also updated a lot of the included binaries (optipng, pngcrush, sox, adb, etc.)
While I was at it (For v2.1), I moved all user settings, private keys/keystores, etc., to $HOME/.apkmanager directory, and created a migration script for users to preserver their settings and keys prior to upgrading to v2.1+
Anyway, onto the links!
Well, there won’t really be much substance to this post, just the pictures above, a quick note that v1.0 grew from ~300 lines to 1986 lines, plus a really small subscript to generate the adblog.txt.
Well, new download links below!
Cheers everyone 🙂
Just a quick update, this is now mostly being released on XDA and Rootzwiki, I’ll try and update the download links here accordingly, but well, I’ll probably forget quite often.
Anyway, newest download link, version 1.2, added below.
So I feel like I’m closing in on a 1.0 release for APKManager for mac. Well, really only because I’m running out of ideas for new features to add, lol.
Anyway, in the meantime, its now 32-bit & 64-bit compatible (auto-detects correct binaries for your architecture) and comes with an applescript setup applet, and a new font, Bitstream Vera Sans Mono!
Hands down that’s my new favorite fixed-width font, that I can readily differentiate between lower-case “l” and 1 is nothing short of amazing. Plus it has clear rules governing redistribution.
Anyway, new version (0.9.8/RC2) and download link (I decided to switch to mediafire since cl.ly had issues for several hours a few nights ago) follow.
I’ve also gone ahead and released this on Rootzwiki with a fairly updated and accurate changelog, ongoing list of notes/todo, etc.
So anyway, for the maybe one or two people on this planet that use this, enjoy. Oh, and hopefully I’ll upload a newer/faster/better version of my smali syntax modes for SubEthaEdit and Coda sometime tonight, or this weekend.
Cheers everyone 🙂