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Building Android Games with Cocos2d-x by Raydelto Hernandez

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Setting up Java

The Android platform technology stack is based on the Java technology; that is why the first item to be downloaded will be the Java Development Kit (JDK). Although Java JDK 8 is the latest version at the time of writing this book, it is not officially supported by all Android versions, so we will download JDK 6, all the template Java codes generated by Cocos2d-x can be successfully compiled with this version.

Note

Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is not enough for building the Android applications, since it only contains the files required for running the Java applications, but it does not contain the tools required for building the Java applications.

You can download the JDK 6 from Oracle at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/java-archive-downloads-javase6-419409.html ...

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