ICS is coming to AOSP

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Jean-Baptiste Queru

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Hi! We just released a bit of code we thought this group might be interested in.
Over at our Android Open-Source Project git servers, the source code
for Android version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is now available.
Here's how to get it:Follow the instructions at
http://source.android.com/source/downloading.htmlCheck out the
'ics-release' branch:repo init -u
https://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest -b android-4.0.1_r1
That's it! However since this is a large push, please be aware that it
will take some time to complete. If you sync before it's done, you'll
get an incomplete copy that you won't be able to use, so please wait
for us to give the all-clear before you sync.
This is actually the source code for version 4.0.1 of Android, which
is the specific version that will ship on the Galaxy Nexus, the first
Android 4.0 device. In the source tree, you will find a device build
target named "full_maguro" that you can use to build a system image
for Galaxy Nexus. Build configurations for other devices will come
later.
Unfortunately we still don't have our Gerrit code review servers back
online. That remains our top priority though, and we hope to have them
back soon.
This release includes the full history of the Android source code
tree, which naturally includes all the source code for the Honeycomb
releases. However, since Honeycomb was a little incomplete, we want
everyone to focus on Ice Cream Sandwich. So, we haven't created any
tags that correspond to the Honeycomb releases (even though the
changes are present in the history.)

JBQ, on behalf of the AOSP team.
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Tim Bray

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I assume this means I can Tweet?

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Carlos Silva

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YES! :)
Faster than I thought :)

Congrats on the team @ Google 

fonix232

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JBQ, would it be possible to access some bits of Honeycomb?
I would be interested about the Movie Maker app, and the Launcher itself, as they seem to be removed or changed for the worse in ICS (I like the Honeycomb style tablet launcher more)

Anthony Domanico

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Well, technically no, on account of twitter giving off the "fail whale" at the moment. but soon!

John McKenzie

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Congrats guys, this should make a huge difference out there! Can't wait t see what happens next now that it's "out there"

John from landofdroid.com

Stefan

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Nov 14, 2011, 5:13:58 PM11/14/11
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yeahh, thanks a lot

On 14 Nov., 22:59, Jean-Baptiste Queru <j...@android.com> wrote:
> Hi! We just released a bit of code we thought this group might be interested in.
> Over at our Android Open-Source Project git servers, the source code
> for Android version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is now available.
> Here's how to get it:Follow the instructions athttp://source.android.com/source/downloading.htmlCheckout the
> 'ics-release' branch:repo init -uhttps://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest-b android-4.0.1_r1

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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Nov 14, 2011, 5:19:48 PM11/14/11
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There's clearly been a formatting accident with my email, sorry about that.

The instructions are at http://source.android.com/source/downloading.html

JBQ

Carlos Silva

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Nov 14, 2011, 5:25:36 PM11/14/11
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Just one quick question JBQ,

will the kernel trees come with a master tag? Right now the log and the tree aren't available via gitweb because of this :/

Thanks

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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Nov 14, 2011, 5:30:47 PM11/14/11
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I've got a number of tasks on my plate related to the kernel trees,
and that's one of them.

JBQ

Samuel B. Quiring

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Nov 14, 2011, 5:29:50 PM11/14/11
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I get:

$ repo init -u https://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest -b
android-4.0.1_r1
... a lot of tags info up to android 2.3.7_r1
error: revision android-4.0.1_r1 in manifests not found

-Sam

JBQ

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Adrien Béraud

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error: revision android-4.0.1_r1 in manifests not found


Same problem here

Dominic Binks

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Yep, same here - is this just because platform/manifest is the last
project to be updated, or something else?


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Jean-Baptiste Queru

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That's why I asked people to wait a bit: the push is still going on.
I'll let you know when everything is in place.

JBQ

József Király

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Nov 14, 2011, 5:33:16 PM11/14/11
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Read the whole starting post by Mr. Queru, it asks:

However since this is a large push, please be aware that it
will take some time to complete. If you sync before it's done, you'll
get an incomplete copy that you won't be able to use, so please wait
for us to give the all-clear before you sync.

What means, in a few words:

Wait till I say download!

So don't be surprised it won't work yet...

2011/11/14 Samuel B. Quiring <s...@sbqsam.com>

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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The push process:

-push to master, update the master manifest.
-push to the development branch, create the matching manifest.
-push to the release branch, tag it, create the machine manifest.

I'm still in the first phase, which is the longest one.

JBQ

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Samuel B. Quiring

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Sorry - I though you said to wait to sync.

-sbq

Weston Weems

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Have the requirements for Ice cream sandwich been posted anywhere? I'd be curious to see what hardware would be capable of running it.

Conley Owens

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Please see the following for hardware suggestions:
https://groups.google.com/group/android-building/browse_thread/thread/3757b189f4e93df0/7355d4256bdf4906?hl=en_US&lnk=gst&q=16gb&pli=1#7355d4256bdf4906

On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 2:46 PM, Weston Weems <wwe...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Have the requirements for Ice cream sandwich been posted anywhere? I'd be
> curious to see what hardware would be capable of running it.
>

PRO

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Nov 14, 2011, 5:50:20 PM11/14/11
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So whats the final computer requirements to compiling this? Interested to find out :D

wohoooo google :D

trickybit

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That thread is about build hardware; is there info on device hardware
requirements?

Nice milestone, JBQ and A Team.

On Nov 14, 2:48 pm, Conley Owens <c...@android.com> wrote:
> Please see the following for hardware suggestions:https://groups.google.com/group/android-building/browse_thread/thread...

Mark Weulink

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i think he means what hardware it can run on (hardware requirements for phones/tablets).

József Király

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That was mentioned before, vaguely:
"Everything capable of running Gingerbread will be capable to run ICS" or something similar, but meaning was the same.

2011/11/14 Mark Weulink <mweu...@gmail.com>
i think he means what hardware it can run on (hardware requirements for phones/tablets).

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cybik

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simply put, you need to be able to run Crysis in software emulation mode to compile ICS in a short time.

Mark Weulink

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hmm, so the HTC G1 will even be able to run it, but it will be slow ;)

Teguh Sobirin

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Nov 14, 2011, 5:59:29 PM11/14/11
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Great..
Thank you Mr. JBQ for the info..

Waiting for the sync process completed :)

PRO

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Nov 14, 2011, 6:09:05 PM11/14/11
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I guess I'm already disqualified for compiling the ICS from source which is a really bummer. I wanted to have fun but I guess i will be sad lol. Have fun guys..

p.s If anyone here needs help or compiling ICS for Galaxy s II T-mobile or any other SGS II variants let me know because thats the device I was attempting to compile ICS for :D

Conley Owens

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On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 3:09 PM, PRO <hassan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I guess I'm already disqualified for compiling the ICS from source which is
> a really bummer. I wanted to have fun but I guess i will be sad lol. Have
> fun guys..

The hardware suggestions are just suggestions. You may be able to
build ICS with the hardware you have, it just might take a while.

>
> p.s If anyone here needs help or compiling ICS for Galaxy s II T-mobile or
> any other SGS II variants let me know because thats the device I was
> attempting to compile ICS for :D
>

AdamG

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Nov 14, 2011, 6:18:35 PM11/14/11
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This is great, thanks for the push,

Many of us was concerned about the direction Android was going in,
especially with speculation on major news sites that Android had gone
closed source, I guess this proves all the hearsay to be complete
nonsense.

Could you confirm if tags and branches will be created for Honeycomb,
as others have said it would make great to review release code at the
time it was released rather than scroll back through git logs.

Regards

On Nov 14, 9:59 pm, Jean-Baptiste Queru <j...@android.com> wrote:
> Hi! We just released a bit of code we thought this group might be interested in.
> Over at our Android Open-Source Project git servers, the source code
> for Android version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is now available.
> Here's how to get it:Follow the instructions athttp://source.android.com/source/downloading.htmlCheckout the
> 'ics-release' branch:repo init -uhttps://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest-b android-4.0.1_r1

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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I do not intend to globally tag Honeycomb releases, but I will
consider tagging 3.2.1 and 3.2.2 in frameworks/base so that
application developers can match the code that's running on devices.

JBQ

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Teguh Sobirin

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Mr. JBQ, i can still using --mirror argument to make local mirror? And just wondering, how big the ICS source?

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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Yes, you can still do that, but I haven't updated that manifest yet.

The ICS history is about 6GB overall (though the current version is a
little bit smaller as it only supports Galaxy Nexus). A mirror would
probably be a bit larger than that.

JBQ

Roberto Tyley

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I was actually in the middle of a repo sync when I read JBQ's message... and my rather crowded laptop disk just ran out of space :) Based on that, I think you'll want to have at least 2GB spare, if not more.

Roberto

SandroB

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Great! Makes the world better place to be.

Pete

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Thanks for all the efforts JBQ and the Android Team! 
When do you plan on pushing the ICS device setups for the Nexus S and Xoom?

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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We'll release those files when we feel confident that they're ready to
ship on consumer devices.

JBQ

On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 3:37 PM, Pete <peteral...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for all the efforts JBQ and the Android Team!
> When do you plan on pushing the ICS device setups for the Nexus S and Xoom?
>

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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I've updated the mirror manifest, so you can sync that and then
initialize new ICS clients from your mirror.

JBQ

JC

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There are errors still related to the download. If anybody could download, can you please let know.
Getting repo ...
android.git.kernel.org[0: 149.20.4.77]: errno=Connection refused
fatal: unable to connect a socket (Connection refused)

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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I've added a master branch in the kernel projects, which should take
care of your issue.

JBQ

On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 2:30 PM, Jean-Baptiste Queru <j...@android.com> wrote:
> I've got a number of tasks on my plate related to the kernel trees,
> and that's one of them.
>
> JBQ
>
> On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 2:25 PM, Carlos Silva <r3...@r3pek.org> wrote:
>> Just one quick question JBQ,
>> will the kernel trees come with a master tag? Right now the log and the tree
>> aren't available via gitweb because of this :/
>> Thanks


>>
>> On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 20:59, Jean-Baptiste Queru <j...@android.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi! We just released a bit of code we thought this group might be
>>> interested in.
>>> Over at our Android Open-Source Project git servers, the source code
>>> for Android version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is now available.
>>> Here's how to get it:Follow the instructions at
>>> http://source.android.com/source/downloading.htmlCheck out the

>>> 'ics-release' branch:repo init -u
>>> https://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest -b android-4.0.1_r1

Conley Owens

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You should grab the newest version of repo at:
https://dl-ssl.google.com/dl/googlesource/git-repo/repo

Teguh Sobirin

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Ok, Thank you very much for updating the manifest..

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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You need to download the latest version of repo:

curl https://dl-ssl.google.com/dl/googlesource/git-repo/repo > ~/bin/repo

When you're done, delete your .repo directory, and restart.

JBQ

Lucky Meeh

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Nov 14, 2011, 7:08:10 PM11/14/11
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All -

Please stop this madness. We are tired of having to hack our phones
just to get pure Android on it. I had thought that ICS was going to
fix this problem... Please close the source and improve the OS code
so OEMs won't have to mess around with it.

Thank you,

- A consumer & developer

On Nov 14, 4:59 pm, Jean-Baptiste Queru <j...@android.com> wrote:
> Hi! We just released a bit of code we thought this group might be interested in.
> Over at our Android Open-Source Project git servers, the source code
> for Android version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is now available.
> Here's how to get it:Follow the instructions athttp://source.android.com/source/downloading.htmlCheckout the
> 'ics-release' branch:repo init -uhttps://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest-b android-4.0.1_r1
> That's it! However since this is a large push, please be aware that it
> will take some time to complete. If you sync before it's done, you'll
> get an incomplete copy that you won't be able to use, so please wait
> for us to give the all-clear before you sync.
> This is actually the source code for version 4.0.1 of Android, which
> is the specific version that will ship on the Galaxy Nexus, the first
> Android 4.0 device. In the source tree, you will find a device build
> target named "full_maguro" that you can use to build a system image
> for Galaxy Nexus. Build configurations for other devices will come
> later.
> Unfortunately we still don't have our Gerrit code review servers back
> online. That remains our top priority though, and we hope to have them
> back soon.
> This release includes the full history of the Android source code
> tree, which naturally includes all the source code for the Honeycomb
> releases. However, since Honeycomb was a little incomplete, we want
> everyone to focus on Ice Cream Sandwich. So, we haven't created any
> tags that correspond to the Honeycomb releases (even though the
> changes are present in the history.)
>
> JBQ, on behalf of the AOSP team.

Teguh Sobirin

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I get error about "does not look like a v2 bundle file".
But the sync process is continue, that is normal?

Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

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Like that worked out so well with Honeycomb... All we got are a few tablets and most of them were kinda iffy. Ironically, some of the better ones didn't even use Honeycomb. They used Gingerbread or a source derivative thereof!


On Monday, November 14, 2011 6:08:10 PM UTC-6, Lucky Meeh wrote:
All -

Please stop this madness. We are tired of having to hack our phones
just to get pure Android on it. I had thought that ICS was going to
fix this problem...  Please close the source and improve the OS code
so OEMs won't have to mess around with it.

Thank you,

- A consumer & developer

Jonathan Clavin

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Nov 14, 2011, 7:21:36 PM11/14/11
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That only works if there is only one OEM that puts out an Android
phone but there are many... That's the beauty of open source; if you
don't like something it offers, then change it. If you like the "my
way or the highway approach" then buy an iPhone

smiznith

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The purpose of android is OPEN SOURCE so these will be here till they close it which defeats the purpose...

bmeike

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Nov 14, 2011, 7:24:41 PM11/14/11
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Hey, is there a special manifest for building a mirror?

-blake

On Nov 14, 3:57 pm, Jean-Baptiste Queru <j...@android.com> wrote:
> I've updated the mirror manifest, so you can sync that and then
> initialize new ICS clients from your mirror.
>
> JBQ
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 3:28 PM, Jean-Baptiste Queru <j...@android.com> wrote:
> > Yes, you can still do that, but I haven't updated that manifest yet.
>
> > The ICS history is about 6GB overall (though the current version is a
> > little bit smaller as it only supports Galaxy Nexus). A mirror would
> > probably be a bit larger than that.
>
> > JBQ
>
> > On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 3:22 PM, Teguh Sobirin <tj.styl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Mr. JBQ, i can still using --mirror argument to make local mirror? And just
> >> wondering, how big the ICS source?
>
> >> Pada 15 Nov 2011 05.19, "Jean-Baptiste Queru" <j...@android.com> menulis:
>
> >>> There's clearly been a formatting accident with my email, sorry about
> >>> that.
>
> >>> The instructions are athttp://source.android.com/source/downloading.html
>
> >>> JBQ
>
> >>> On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 1:59 PM, Jean-Baptiste Queru <j...@android.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>> > Hi! We just released a bit of code we thought this group might be
> >>> > interested in.
> >>> > Over at our Android Open-Source Project git servers, the source code
> >>> > for Android version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is now available.
> >>> > Here's how to get it:Follow the instructions at
> >>> >http://source.android.com/source/downloading.htmlCheckout the
> >>> > 'ics-release' branch:repo init -u
> >>> >https://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest-b android-4.0.1_r1

Conley Owens

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On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 4:24 PM, bmeike <blake...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey, is there a special manifest for building a mirror?

repo init -u https://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest --mirror
should create a mirror correctly

~cco3

Atoore

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is anyone downloaded/downloading the source atm? if so can you add me on Gtalk? I just need some libraries from you after you compile since I wont be able to compile it myself. Pretty please, thanks!

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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Yes, there's a separate manifest that can be used for mirroring everything:

repo init -u https://android.googlesource.com/mirror/manifest --mirror

Note that it's mirror/manifest instead of the usual platform/manifest.

Once you have a manifest, you can repo init new clients from it, e.g.:

repo init -u <mirror>/platform/manifest.git -b android-4.0.1_r1

JBQ

Carlos Silva

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On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 22:28, Jean-Baptiste Queru <j...@android.com> wrote:
Yes, you can still do that, but I haven't updated that manifest yet.

The ICS history is about 6GB overall (though the current version is a
little bit smaller as it only supports Galaxy Nexus). A mirror would
probably be a bit larger than that.

JBQ

On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 3:22 PM, Teguh Sobirin <tj.st...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Mr. JBQ, i can still using --mirror argument to make local mirror? And just
> wondering, how big the ICS source?


^^ that's from my mirror

Carlos Silva

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On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 23:37, Carlos Silva <r3...@r3pek.org> wrote:

^^ that's from my mirror


OK, this is getting bigger. maguro and a lot more stuff is being added atm. I'll make a new count when it's done syncing.

Mark Atwood

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Nov 14, 2011, 7:44:48 PM11/14/11
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While this is neat, I do have to observe that good practice for open source software is not to do "releases" but to instead make your real working VCS or DVCS server available at all times for anyone to pull or clone from at any time.

Will the AOSP Git servers be kept up-to-date henceforth?  

Teguh Sobirin

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Wow, 6.5Gb and still syncing?
so will more big than 6Gb.
Thank you for your info.

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Scott M

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Excellent job guys:) 

Ezekeel

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Where can I download the kernel sources? There are kernel binaries included in this release so according to the GPL the source code must be made available. And since Google is not your small mom-and-pop enterprise and they definitely know about that, the fault must be with me being to stupid to find them.

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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You're the first one to actually ask for those source files :)

I'm already working on it, actually.

JBQ

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Ezekeel

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Nov 14, 2011, 8:20:57 PM11/14/11
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Thank you very much. Sadly there are some companies out there that do not take the GPL seriously and release the source whenever they see fit (which might be never). Fortunately judging from previous experience Google is not one of them.

I am just really excited about having a new kernel to toy around with and with the sources released I can start porting my kernel for ICS.

Nathaniel Husted

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Nov 14, 2011, 8:30:10 PM11/14/11
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On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 8:08 PM, Jean-Baptiste Queru <j...@android.com> wrote:
> You're the first one to actually ask for those source files :)

I bet you say that to all the developers. ;-)

Cheers,
Nathaniel

Carlos Silva

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Nov 14, 2011, 8:39:28 PM11/14/11
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Ok, it comes down to a wopping 13GB! :D
I created the clone.bundle files to aliviate the stress on the webserver, so that would be double of the actual mirror space used (probably arround 6.5GB).

gitweb and mirror full in sync in android.git.r3pek.org
Please be nice on the mirror O:-)

bor...@gmail.com

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Jean-Baptiste Queru

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I've just pushed the source for the PandaBoard kernel: branch
android-omap-panda-3.0 in the kernel/omap project. I expect that's the
one you might be most interested in since it can be run on hardware
right away.

Maguro (i.e. Galaxy Nexus) is next on my list.

JBQ

Teguh Sobirin

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Nov 14, 2011, 8:56:12 PM11/14/11
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Ok, so the actual size is around 6.5Gb right? before you make me think is biger than 8Gb :D

thank you..