The Gingerbread push to AOSP is starting right now

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Jean-Baptiste Queru

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Dec 17, 2010, 12:44:27 PM12/17/10
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Nexus S went on sale yesterday morning in the US, running Gingerbread.
Just like I did for Froyo, I'm open-sourcing the matching Android
platform source code, right after the first consumers get their hands
on it. I'm going to start literally right now, and the process will
take a few hours.

I'll give more details once the source code is available. However,
there are three aspects that you need to know ahead of time:

-As part of the process to push the source code, there will be some
points in time when the master branch doesn't build. Sorry about that.
If you're working on the master branch, I recommend that you don't
sync until I send an "all clear" when I'm done and things look good.
Other branches are expected to work fine as soon as their manifests
are created.

-Even though Nexus S is designed to be suitable for AOSP work, there
are some caveats. I very strongly recommend against trying to use
Nexus S for anything related to AOSP at the moment. Trying to unlock
or use your Nexus S for AOSP work could easily turn it into a Nexus B
(where B means "brick"); I have two of those, they're not very useful.
I'll send some guidelines about what is currently possible once I've
finished pushing the source code.

-Please take it easy on the kernel.org servers. They are very helpful
in hosting the AOSP source code, and I don't want to hurt the high
quality of their service with an onslaught of full Android downloads.
If you're not going to immediately work on porting Gingerbread to
devices with the intent of distributing the result to end-users, I'm
kindly asking that you wait a few hours or a few days before you
download it (just roll a 6-sided die and wait that long). In addition,
the slower the servers are, the harder it is for me to do the push.

Thanks for being patient.
JBQ

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Earlence

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Dec 17, 2010, 12:46:25 PM12/17/10
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nice!
can't wait to see the sources for the NFC hardware! (but i'll be
patient!)

Artem Russakovskii

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Dec 17, 2010, 12:59:48 PM12/17/10
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Great news, JBQ!

Any idea on when the N1 build will be available after the push is
complete?

Thanks.

Al Sutton

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Dec 17, 2010, 1:06:54 PM12/17/10
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Thank you for you hard work.

Al.

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Alessio Menotti

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Dec 17, 2010, 1:07:09 PM12/17/10
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Wow,  youre hard working!  So its not the best time to start a master?  As i just installed 64environment...

A.C.

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Dec 17, 2010, 1:39:41 PM12/17/10
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So this is merging straight into Master and not to a separate branch?

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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Dec 17, 2010, 1:47:42 PM12/17/10
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All of the above :)

I'll be creating a tagged version of 2.3 which will match the exact
code that is used on Nexus S.

I'll also be creating a new branch for gingerbread, which will mirror
the development branch that's been used by Google engineers.

Finally, that gingerbread branch will be merged with the master
branch, which is essentially a very large contribution to AOSP.

JBQ

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Robert Stramondo

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Dec 17, 2010, 1:50:57 PM12/17/10
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Thank you JBQ, this is a christmas present indeed.  Many safe wishes this holiday season, looking for the all clear!  :-)

Z

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Dec 17, 2010, 1:57:34 PM12/17/10
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Are there any caveats to making a build for an ADP device that aren't
addressed in the current directions on source.android.com, including
the Nexus One?

SangHee

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Dec 17, 2010, 2:01:32 PM12/17/10
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Thank you for your hard working. I learned Android from here
everytime.

After finish pushing Gingerbread to AOSP,
I wish AOSP renew 'setting up your machine' at 'Get android source
code' : http://goo.gl/iWky
I am little bit ambiguous about building android with 64bit recent
version of Ubuntu.

Anyhow, I wish gingerbread will be merged to AOSP perfectly then I
want to see you at andorid blog!

Mali Laurent

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Dec 17, 2010, 3:26:22 PM12/17/10
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Faster then expected! Nice one and thanks a billion :)

2010/12/17 SangHee <sanghe...@gmail.com>

cyanogen

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Dec 17, 2010, 5:19:20 PM12/17/10
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Great work as usual. Thanks :)

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jeoliva

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Dec 17, 2010, 6:56:45 PM12/17/10
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Great work!
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