LiveCode 9.0.0 DP-6 is the first preview containing the Java Foreign
Function Interface (FFI).
Foreign handlers can be written in LiveCode Builder which bind to calls on
Java classes via the Java Native Interface (JNI). In particular this
enables binding to classes in the Android API. Details and examples of this
feature can be found in the release notes and the Dictionary (under
com.livecode.java), or directly in the implementation of the Java LCB
support library in our GitHub repository:
The Java FFI implementation required significant improvements to library
loading; these could be disruptive to externals, especially in standalones.
We suggest testing standalone builds in particular, so that we can iron out
any issues with this.