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Running the Java ADT

 
Jim Branley
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Hello Fellow Wranglers,

Thank you for helping me with my Java projects related to my Advance Java class. This website is one of the best, thanks to the relaxed atmosphere and the good people who run it and also those who use it.

Could you help me with another issue?

I installed the Java Android Developer Tools Bundle yesterday ADT and I am having trouble running it. Everytime that I try to use the website for the tutorial from within the program I receive an error message labeled "android.com is not responding".

Here is a little bit of history of my installation.

I downloaded the file adt-bundle-windows
extracted it and put it in a folder named development in my home directory
clicked it and selected eclipse
clicked the eclipse run
The program starts up and runs in an Internet explorer window.
There is a button named build your first app and other buttons on this page and whenever I click on one of these buttons or try to do anything on this page I get an error message "android.com is not responding".
If I were to find this page from Firefox the tutorial works fine but for some reason whenever I launch ADT it opens up in internet explorer.

Can you make a recommendation? Should I be launching ADT in something other that IE? If so, Firefox or Chrome? How do I do this? I am not even an IE user. I use Firefox but have Chrome. I tried to launch ADT in chrome by setting it as my default browser but ADT still launches in IE.

I hope that explained myself well enough for comprehension?
It all boils down to if ADT is designed to run in a browser How do I select which browser to run it in?

Thanks,
Jim
 
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ADT is not designed to run in as browser, it is actually a toolbox which contains many stand-alone applications and a drop-in for Eclipse (which uses all those stand alone applications and libraries to compile and run your android apps).

I have no idea how trying to use ADT in eclipse would try to run your application in IE. I suspect there is a screwy system setting somewhere. But to answer your question we probably need more detail. Precisely what button do you push that launches IE?

The only thing I can think of that may be happening is that you are trying to go to a website and the default browser in Eclipse is set to IE. You can check using the Window > Preferences screen, in the General > Web browser tree. There may also be a problem with Eclipse (java in general I think) related to ipv6 ip addresses. So if you have Win8 (though it can happen in Win7 as well) you should do a Google search to see how to force java to use IPv4,
 
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Steve Luke wrote:ADT is not designed to run in as browser, it is actually a toolbox which contains many stand-alone applications and a drop-in for Eclipse (which uses all those stand alone applications and libraries to compile and run your android apps).

I have no idea how trying to use ADT in eclipse would try to run your application in IE. I suspect there is a screwy system setting somewhere. But to answer your question we probably need more detail. Precisely what button do you push that launches IE?

The only thing I can think of that may be happening is that you are trying to go to a website and the default browser in Eclipse is set to IE. You can check using the Window > Preferences screen, in the General > Web browser tree. There may also be a problem with Eclipse (java in general I think) related to ipv6 ip addresses. So if you have Win8 (though it can happen in Win7 as well) you should do a Google search to see how to force java to use IPv4,


Hello Steve,

Thank you for the valuable assistance. I seem to be able to run ADT. I just cant click on any of the links that will help guide me through the learning process. I followed your advice and made firefox the default browser for ADT but I am still receiving the error message. I appreciate the help. Out here on the range a man needs all the help that he can get. If you need any advice on electrical wiring or nutrition I will be glad to help.

Jim
 
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Hello Steve,
I have solved the problem in a roundabout way. I simple copy and paste the address that the application is trying to go to in a new Firefox browser and I can run the tutorial.
Thank you
Jim
 
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