Perl on Android

I just bought an Archos 5 Internet tablet. The whole mobile world is quite new for me. My mobile phones were quite old fashioned and I never tried to install any application there. The small screen size wasn't too attractive.


So I am learning. So far I managed to connect it to wifi and even installed AppsLib which seems to be the main interface to install additional applications.


I tried the GPS but so far I don't think I saw it working but I was just sitting at home with the devices and it might need some movement. No idea. Never had a GPS.


Anyway, one of the main reasons I bough this and not some other devices is that I wanted to research - you see I had to have a "business reason" to buy it :-) - how can I run applications written in Perl on it.


I searched a bit about Perl on Android but so far I found relatively little information. I think it is quite important and probably will be a lot of fun to run Perl on the device so I started to collect the little information I found about
Perl on Android. If you have any more details or pointers I'd appreciate your additions.

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ASE (Android Scripting Environment) is what allows you currently to run Perl on Android.

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I need to run a Perl script (isohybrid.pl) from my Android app. I came across perl-android-apk project which seems just what I need. It comes as an eclipse project and you can build what you need from this base. The problem is that I need this inside my own project.
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So my question is how can I incorporate this inside my own project? I am open to other suggestions about running a Perl script on Android too - however, the Perl interpreter needs to be contained in my APK.

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