|GPL files for Google Play edition devices||Jean-Baptiste Queru||6/26/13 10:29 AM|
Google is hosting a mirror of the GPL files for the initial factory state of the Google Play edition devices, at the following URIs:
Those files will be linked from a proper web page at the first opportunity, and the URIs will remain the same.
Jean-Baptiste M. "JBQ" Queru
Technical Lead, Android Open Source Project, Google.
Questions sent directly to me that have no reason for being private will likely get ignored or forwarded to a public forum with no further warning.
|Re: GPL files for Google Play edition devices||Artem Russakovskii||6/26/13 10:34 AM|
Are all the proprietary binaries going to be available as well?
|Re: [android-building] Re: GPL files for Google Play edition devices||Jean-Baptiste Queru||6/26/13 10:41 AM|
Not through Google. I don't know whether HTC and Samsung have any plans in that direction.
|Re: GPL files for Google Play edition devices||Coen van Deelen||6/26/13 1:36 PM|
Hello my friend, Where can I get the entire firmware for I9505G?
|Re: GPL files for Google Play edition devices||Jonathan Berry||6/26/13 2:12 PM|
JBQ: Are there plans to release binary images, like those at https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images ?
|Re: [android-building] Re: GPL files for Google Play edition devices||Jean-Baptiste Queru||6/26/13 3:13 PM|
There are no such plans. If anything happens in that domain, that'll be handled directly by HTC and Samsung.
|Re: GPL files for Google Play edition devices||Jake Weinstein||6/26/13 7:49 PM|
Any chance of device sources being made available in AOSP?
|Re: [android-building] Re: GPL files for Google Play edition devices||Jean-Baptiste Queru||6/27/13 7:28 AM|
The source files for those devices won't be directly available through AOSP, unlike what I do for Nexus devices.
However, AOSP is set up such that it's possible for HTC and Samsung to provide such files independently, without my direct involvement.
|Re: [android-building] Re: GPL files for Google Play edition devices||Jake Weinstein||6/27/13 11:26 AM|
True, but no reason for us to expect that to happen, right? Neither company has recent history of providing much development help, such as kernels with git histories, binaries, or device sources, for non-Nexus devices, unlike Sony. Also, it appears that the OEMs will be the ones handling the updates, as opposed to Google. How quickly can we expect updates compared to the Nexus series? Is there any incentive to update these devices quicker than their skinned, more popular flagship series?
|Re: [android-building] Re: GPL files for Google Play edition devices||Jean-Baptiste Queru||6/27/13 1:35 PM|
Those are valid questions.
However, they're not technical questions, so they're beyond my authority to answer and they're beyond the topic of this forum. They're also not related to Google, and I certainly can't speak on HTC's or Samsung's behalf. Finally, I don't have all the facts in hand so any answer from me would have to be speculation.
As a result, I can't come anywhere close to actually answering your questions, sorry.
I'll happily discuss the mechanisms that make it possible to plug in support for other devices, though we should start a separate thread for that.
|Re: [android-building] Re: GPL files for Google Play edition devices||foolydooly||6/27/13 4:10 PM|
Just do pointing out however that HTC does release kernel source code, albeit not via AOSP.
|Re: GPL files for Google Play edition devices||Petr Havlena||6/28/13 2:10 AM|
nice, but like always no HAL source code(I know that it isn't your fault), except kernel, thanks god for his license :-). I don't understand, why almost every vendor locks his "know-how" into proprietary sh.., which is so hard to port it for next OS versions and debug errors. I thought that situation with this will be better and better, but opposite is true.
|Re: GPL files for Google Play edition devices||Adwin Putteeraj||6/28/13 3:27 AM|
Thanks JBQ for posting the GPL files.
However, I couldn't find the device build trees in the archive. Would it be possible for you to share them? Albeit without binaries ofc.
|Re: [android-building] Re: GPL files for Google Play edition devices||Jean-Baptiste Queru||6/28/13 5:44 AM|
Like I explained earlier, AOSP support for those devices is up to HTC and Samsung, I have no involvement myself.