|Ubuntu 12.04||Johan Ramm-Ericson||4/3/12 9:04 PM|
I'm just curious to know if there is any information on if and when
Thanks and Best Regards,
|Re: Ubuntu 12.04||Akash Ramani||4/4/12 8:22 AM|
There is no official info, but 12.04 is going to be LTS right?
I would definitely think that they would make the jump
|Re: [android-building] Ubuntu 12.04||Jean-Baptiste Queru||4/4/12 8:33 AM|
I'm guessing that the timeframe would be measured in months after the
Ubuntu release, though it's hard to tell as it depends on many
I'm guessing that there's a possibility that the next Android release
We're aware that Ubuntu only supports overlapping desktop LTS releases
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|Re: [android-building] Re: Ubuntu 12.04||Conley Owens||4/4/12 9:19 AM|
12.04 is planned to be a super-LTS, lasting longer than the usual LTS
That being said, I can't really speculate on when or how long we will
|Re: [android-building] Re: Ubuntu 12.04||Jean-Baptiste Queru||4/4/12 9:22 AM|
Well, cool, I didn't know that. That'll be very useful the next time
around, we won't be quite as constrained by time.
Jean-Baptiste M. "JBQ" Queru
|Re: [android-building] Re: Ubuntu 12.04||Jean-Baptiste Queru||10/3/12 1:49 PM|
The next major release will support building on a 12.04 host.
Right now, the AOSP master builds fine on 12.04, and we already have
instructions on setting up a machine for that (it's a bit more complex
than on 10.04, but not much more).
> I imagine that most people building Android are using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
> Desktop. Canonical used to support the Desktop LTS version for 3 years;
> luckily they are extending support for Desktop and Server for 12.04 LTS for
> five years.
> Regardless, 10.04 LTS Desktop support ends in March, 2013...which is truly
> not that far away!
> I'd be happy to know that there was a plan to transition to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
> as a fully supported AOSP build platform versus an "experimental" one.
>Technical Lead, Android Open Source Project, Google.
|Re: [android-building] Re: Ubuntu 12.04||Ernst Sjöstrand||10/5/12 12:00 AM|
I assume 10.04 will still be supported. But both should be considered well tested and supported then?
Is that with Sun JDK still or does it include OpenJDK as well?
2012/10/3 Jean-Baptiste Queru <j...@android.com>
|Re: [android-building] Re: Ubuntu 12.04||Jean-Baptiste Queru||10/5/12 8:12 AM|
I expect that 10.04 will remain the preferred option (it's the one
we're still mostly using internally, because older versions of Android
don't build on 12.04), but I expect that doing a full development
cycle on 12.04 wouldn't be an issue.
Sun JDK 6 will definitely be the only supported JDK.
|Re: [android-building] Re: Ubuntu 12.04||Matthias Brugger||10/8/12 1:05 AM|
We set up a build for ICS under Ubuntu 12.04 for our rowboat based
Maybe it will help someone setting up his environment:
> On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM, Ernst Sjï¿½strand <ern...@gmail.com> wrote:>> //Ernst Sjï¿½strand
|Re: [android-building] Re: Ubuntu 12.04||Peter Thomas||4/10/13 11:26 AM|
Dear Jean-Baptiste, et al.,
I know this thread is old, but it's not really resolved yet. In this day and age, it is irresponsible to operate on and "end-of-life" platform.
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop is no longer supported by Canonical after May 9, 2013: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2013-March/000169.html .
This may put people that care about running a supportable OS in uncomfortable positions such as having to "wrap" a supportable 10.04 LTS build environment as a "sand-boxed" Virtual Machine within a supported host OS. What a nightmare!
Please tell me that AOSP at least has a plan to move beyond Ubuntu 10.04 LTS being the only supported build environment!
|Re: [android-building] Re: Ubuntu 12.04||Jean-Baptiste Queru||4/10/13 12:20 PM|
Woah, take a deep breath before attacking people on old data.
Jelly Bean (all variants) has been developed on a mix of 10.04 and 12.04, and there should be no difficulties building any of its variants on 12.04. Google's official builds come from 10.04 servers, but the LTS support cycle for servers is much longer so you have a few more years ahead. Since Jelly Bean also carries its own host gcc, differences between 10.04 and 12.04 should be minimal anyway, and I don't expect much trouble building official Jelly Bean binaries on a 12.04 host.
The latest development branches of older versions all the way back to Froyo are also expected to be buildable on 12.04. I think I'd know, I've done the fixes and backports myself.
|RE: [android-building] Re: Ubuntu 12.04||Al Sutton||4/10/13 12:17 PM|
There was a similar situation with OS X a while ago which was resolved with patches from the community. The rule seems to be to upgrade when there's a technical reason rather than an administrative non-technical one.
|Re: [android-building] Re: Ubuntu 12.04||Peter Thomas||4/10/13 1:12 PM|
That's good news! The documentation web pages and this thread seemed to be a little heavy on the "use 10.04 at your own risk."
|Re: [android-building] Re: Ubuntu 12.04||Jean-Baptiste Queru||4/10/13 1:27 PM|
Yup. Technically, that's accurate of any release. If you're building JB, the extra risk is probably tiny, potentially negligible in the noise. For older releases, it's most probably larger.
On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 1:12 PM, Peter Thomas <peter....@readi-systems.com> wrote:
|Re: [android-building] Re: Ubuntu 12.04||Yury Zhauniarovich||4/13/13 9:26 AM|
Thanks for your work. I would like to ask if you could explain what should be done to build older releases on Ubuntu 12.04 (or point in the code where to find these changes). The reason I ask about this is that we have a fork of Android Gingerbread and I want to get it compiled on Ubuntu 12.04.
|Re: [android-building] Re: Ubuntu 12.04||Jean-Baptiste Queru||4/15/13 8:02 AM|
For gingerbread, I think that all you need is commit 9b19b93a5b0018414784cfdc070b462ea65451d8 in frameworks/base
|Re: [android-building] Re: Ubuntu 12.04||Jean-Baptiste Queru||4/15/13 8:31 AM|
Actually, you also need d93b236e4e3e6a8edb912507b9d66e5fad46f07f in build
|Re: [android-building] Re: Ubuntu 12.04||Peter Thomas||4/15/13 11:31 AM|
Is there a similar back-port commit for ICS 4.0.3 or 4.0.4 on 12.04?
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|Re: [android-building] Re: Ubuntu 12.04||Jean-Baptiste Queru||4/15/13 12:57 PM|
Yes, there are such backports for froyo and for ics-mr1.