[pdftex] [Support Request] Cross-compilation of pdftex

Kevin Jonas Young youngkevinjonas at gmail.com
Sat Oct 29 23:45:04 CEST 2011

Hi support team of pdftex,

I tried contacting the pdftex developers with my question, however I
received no answer.

First of all, thank you infinitely for writing and maintaining such a
great piece of software, which pdftex is!
I hope I can provide my share of service to the TEX community with what follows.

My wish is to cross compile pdftex against the Android-ARM target
(using NDK), because I can't stand the fact that for
tablets there exists simply no good typesetting software. I had a look
at your build system, but for a layman
it's easy to get confused.

Therefore I'd be thankful if some of you developers could provide me
with a rundown on your build system and its
complexity - for in order to compile pdftex with the Android SDK, I
need to replicate the steps of your build system
using the NDK build system (simplified makefiles).

Or do you have better suggestions?

Thanks a bunch!

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