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AOSP source code back online

Dan Morrill Oct 19, 2011 1:29 PM
Posted in group: Android Building

As you know, like many other projects the Android Open-Source Project was affected by the recent downtime. So, we’re pleased to let you know that the Gingerbread source code is now available again, and AOSP git servers are back online.

Even before the downtime, it was clear that AOSP was sometimes taxing’s git infrastructure. When we did the Gingerbread source release, for example, load due to AOSP made part of unusable for several days. This isn’t fair to’s staff or the community, so for some time we’ve been preparing our own git hosting on Google servers.

We were finishing up just as experienced their downtime, so the Gingerbread source is now available on Google’s servers. Accordingly, the git URLs have changed.

Here are the instructions to access the new git servers:

There are a few limitations to be aware of:
  • Our priority has been getting the main source code mirrors back online, so for the moment gitweb source browsing and Gerrit Code Review are still unavailable.
  • We are now working on bringing AOSP’s Gerrit Code Review site back up, and hope to be able to say something here soon.
  • It might be a little while longer before gitweb comes back, unfortunately, since Gerrit Code Review is the next priority.
  • To reiterate, these servers contain only the ‘gingerbread’ and ‘master’ branches from the old AOSP servers. We plan to release the source for the recently-announced Ice Cream Sandwich soon, once it’s available on devices.
  • As these new servers are, well, new, there may be hiccups if we encounter unexpected issues. However we’re keeping a close eye on them and will respond to any issues as quickly as possible.

Finally, we’d like to send a huge “thank-you” to the community and Oregon State University Open-Source Lab staff. They’ve done an incredible job hosting the AOSP source code mirror and Gerrit Code Review for nearly 3 years. Without them, it’s safe to say that AOSP would not be where we are today.

Thanks, and happy coding!

- Dan