ICS in AOSP: we're live, feel free to sync

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Jean-Baptiste Queru

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You can go ahead and sync ICS from AOSP.

I strongly recommend syncing new clients: our implementation of git
and repo can deal with those better, so you're likely to sync a new
client faster than an incremental one.


The branches that you care about:

-android-4.0.1_r1 is the release branch, ITL41D, that is expected to
ship on Galaxy Nexus. That's the one you want to be using to port to
devices.

-ics-mr0 is the ICS development branch. It contains a few changes that
aren't in the release branch, so it might not be as stable. That's the
one you want to use if you plan to contribute to CTS.

-master is the usual master branch, it contains all of ics-mr0 plus a
few extra changes. That's the branch that you should use if you want
to contribute to the platform.


A few notes:

-All the external contributions that had been accepted in AOSP before
the servers went down have been merged into ICS.

-The release and development branch require the "classic" host
configurations (Ubuntu 10.04, or MacOS 10.6 with XCode 3). The master
branch had a few tweaks to make it work better on newer systems
(Ubuntu 11.10, Mac OS 10.7 with XCode 4.2) but it's not 100% there
yet.

-In addition to the usual emulator targets and Galaxy Nexus (a.k.a.
maguro), the master branch works experimentally on PandaBoard too
(a.k.a. panda).

-Proprietary binaries for 4.0.1 will be available in the next few
hours from their usual location
http://code.google.com/android/nexus/drivers.html


JBQ

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Dominic Binks

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Hi JBQ,

I'm seeing this error - am I being stupid (again) or is something missing?

fatal: '../platform/abi/cpp.git' does not appear to be a git repository
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
error: Cannot fetch platform/abi/cpp


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Jean-Baptiste Queru

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You need a recent version of repo, 1.7.7 or newer, to be able to parse
the new AOSP manifests.

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

From there, in a clean directory, you should be able to sync a new client.

JBQ

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Manish Shakya

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I am seeing following error
Initializing project platform/abi/cpp ...

fatal: '../platform/abi/cpp.git' does not appear to be a git repository
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
error: Cannot fetch platform/abi/cpp


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Sandeep

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I have repo version v1.7.7.6, but I keep getting the following error.

Running on Ubuntu 11.04

Exception in thread Thread-8:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/threading.py", line 532, in
__bootstrap_inner
self.run()
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/threading.py", line 484, in run
self.__target(*self.__args, **self.__kwargs)
File "/data/ssp/ics-aosp/.repo/repo/subcmds/sync.py", line 182, in
_FetchHelper
success = project.Sync_NetworkHalf(quiet=opt.quiet)
File "/data/ssp/ics-aosp/.repo/repo/project.py", line 926, in
Sync_NetworkHalf
if alt_dir is None and self._ApplyCloneBundle(initial=is_new,
quiet=quiet):
File "/data/ssp/ics-aosp/.repo/repo/project.py", line 1444, in
_ApplyCloneBundle
exist_dst = self._FetchBundle(bundle_url, bundle_tmp, bundle_dst,
quiet)
File "/data/ssp/ics-aosp/.repo/repo/project.py", line 1506, in
_FetchBundle
raise DownloadError('HTTP %s%s' % (e.code, msg))
DownloadError: HTTP 403 (Forbidden: Request forbidden -- authorization
will not help)
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Paul Little

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Ok, dumb question. I'm no developer but a N1 owner since the beginning. Is there going to be any way for me to get ICS on my N1 without rooting? It makes sense to me that I'd no longer get OTA updates but I've been downloading builds way before they are released to the public so that's no big deal for me. And I apologize in advance if this is not the right place to ask such a question. Any advice would be awesome. I've been waiting for this since the press event. 

Thanks!

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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The Nexus One comes with an unlockable bootloader, so there's no need
to play with security holes to install a custom OS on it.

Beyond that, though, Nexus One is considered obsolete for the purpose
of AOSP, but I wouldn't be surprised to see some creatively
enterprising community members find a way to make things somewhat
work.

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Kenneth Crudup

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Nov 14, 2011, 7:41:30 PM11/14/11
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On Nov 14, 4:14 pm, Sandeep <psandee...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have repo version v1.7.7.6, but I keep getting the following error.
...
> raise DownloadError('HTTP %s%s' % (e.code, msg)) DownloadError: HTTP 403 (Forbidden: Request forbidden -- authorization will not help)

I think the overwhelming demand killed the servers (either that, or
someone's changed their minds about us having it :) ); my ongoing
"repo sync" stopped in its tracks, and my other machine can't even get
off the ground.

morrildl

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The servers are fine, actually. We know what is causing this, we're
looking into it. Sit tight for a bit.

Karim Yaghmour

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EXCELLENT!!! Thanks so much ... sync in progress :D

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David Wang

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Are the proprietary graphics binaries needed to support hardware
acceleration?

Meaning if I wanted to get this to run on my Nexus S, would I need the
nexus S 4.0 graphics binaries in order to get the hardware
acceleration features of ICS?

moontain

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Hi JBQ,

Thanks. The repo sync is in progress.

When the drivers for Nexus S will be updated to ICS at http://code.google.com/android/nexus/drivers.html ? Thanks.

Regards,
Moontain

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einmus

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Nov 14, 2011, 8:49:51 PM11/14/11
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Me too.

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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I don't expect that you'll be able to easily run ICS with the GB
graphics drivers for Nexus S, and if you get the basic system running
you'll probably run into some "interesting" performance issues.

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Jean-Baptiste Queru

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The files that get released there match consumer releases quite
closely, and we don't have such a release for Nexus S at the moment.

JBQ

TheMrRoxtar

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Nov 14, 2011, 9:02:26 PM11/14/11
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god i shouldnt even be asking this but i am new to this a bit. i have
a galaxy s 2 and wanted to know if i sync this will.i get ics. i want
to know what this is for and have a need to learn from you guys.
please help thmx so much.

Conley Owens

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On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 6:02 PM, TheMrRoxtar <cddy...@gmail.com> wrote:
> god i shouldnt even be asking this but i am new to this a bit. i have
> a galaxy s 2 and wanted to know if i sync this will.i get ics. i want
> to know what this is for and have a need to learn from you guys.
> please help thmx so much.

Syncing refers to downloading ICS source code. If you have an
unsupported (non-nexus) phone, you may not be able to build the source
code to run on your device.

Kenneth Crudup

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On Nov 14, 4:56 pm, morrildl <morri...@google.com> wrote:

> The servers are fine, actually. We know what is causing this, we're looking into it. Sit tight for a bit.

Will you let us know when? So far, I'm still "403"ing.

blunden

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Any reason the Galaxy Nexus GPU drivers wouldn't work for the Nexus S?
It is the same GPU after all, albeit with a much lower clock speed and
I assume that doesn't get set by the GPU driver.

Also, is there any documentation for the changes you implemented in
ICS compared to GB for the GPU drivers that could be helpful in
determining if it's even feasible to try getting the GB drivers to
work?

I am getting a Galaxy Nexus (hopefully a 32GB GSM version if that ever
turns up) but it would still be nice to be able to experiment with the
N1.

cddykes10

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ok thnx so much that helps much thank u

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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I'd be surprised if GPU libraries crossed over easily from Galaxy
Nexus to Nexus S. Interestingly in fact, the GPU libraries that ship
on Galaxy Nexus don't work on PandaBoard, even though those are both
OMAP44x0 systems, and PandaBoard uses a specific set of libraries.

I don't have any deeper insight in the exact changes in the graphics
pipeline since Gingerbread, sorry.

JBQ

yjwong92

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Hi,

Is there going to be a build configuration for Exynos? Or SMDK310.

Regards,
Wong Yong Jie

Conley Owens

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On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 6:25 PM, yjwong92 <yjwo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
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> Is there going to be a build configuration for Exynos? Or SMDK310.

Sorry, but we can really only provide support for nexus devices.

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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The build configurations in AOSP are based on the flagship devices
that Google is involved in, and no flagship devices were based on
those chips. You'd have to ask the manufacturers of those chips to
provide the appropriate source files.

Thanks,
JBQ

einmus

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It turns out I used repo from previous android .repo/repo/repo. If you
use a fresh repo. It'll be fine.
> >>http://code.google.com/**android/nexus/drivers.html<http://code.google.com/android/nexus/drivers.html>
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Matt Oakes

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Does this mean we will be getting support for crespo in ASOP ICS in the future?

blunden

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Nov 14, 2011, 10:15:06 PM11/14/11
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Very interesting indeed. I didn't know that.

Since I've never seen that kind of thing documented, I would assume
one has to try to determine it using the "staring at code"
approach. ;)

Do you have any idea if the emulator drivers would work to give
software rendering at least (I know it would be dirt slow)? If so,
that would at least allow it to boot up and allow you to try the newer
build.

Michael Payne

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Nov 14, 2011, 11:21:00 PM11/14/11
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Not to be a naysayer, but I was really looking forward to building for
the Nexus S. Are the binaries going to be following soon? I really
don't want my first build on my PandaBoard :/

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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It's all tied to having a consumer-ready build for Nexus S, and we're
still polishing that build.

We had to make a choice: release ITL41D in its Galaxy-Nexus-only
state, or wait until we have a build that also works on Nexus S. There
are pros and cons to either approach, and we picked the former.

JBQ

Bzbit

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This is great news!!

Can somone please tell me what kernel is used for ICS and where to
clone it from.
I like to build the kernel from source.

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Ne0

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JQB,

So does this mean i can't sync from a previous repo? I tried and get
the same issue.

On Nov 14, 11:27 pm, Jean-Baptiste Queru <j...@android.com> wrote:
> You need a recent version of repo, 1.7.7 or newer, to be able to parse
> the new AOSP manifests.
>
> curlhttps://dl-ssl.google.com/dl/googlesource/git-repo/repo> ~/bin/repo
>
> From there, in a clean directory, you should be able to sync a new client.
>
> JBQ
> >>http://code.google.com/android/nexus/drivers.html
>
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Jean-Baptiste Queru

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If that's a previous repo from the new servers (that have been online
for a few weeks), that should be all transparent.

If that's an older previous repo that hasn't been synced in months. It
is theoretically possible to update an existing client to use the new
repo. In .repo/repo/.git/config, under remote "origin", change the url
to be https://android.googlesource.com/tools/repo

JBQ

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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That's all tied to having a consumer release, really, so it depends on
what happens on that front, which isn't something that I'm involved
in.

JBQ

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> Does this mean we will be getting support for crespo in ASOP ICS in the
> future?
>

Brandon

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Will this include the source code for Google TV? I apologize if this
has been covered elsewhere, I have not been able to find any
information about it.

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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Google TV is an entirely separate project, with their own release
processes and schedules, and I have no visibility over their plans.

JBQ

Matt Oakes

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Perfect. That's great :-) just good to know it will be out at some point in the future. We have some nexus s devices we currently use for testing and it would be a shame to not be able to use them.

Is there any estimates on how long before it will be out?

Great work! Loving that it's out before the device :-)

Jean-Baptiste Queru

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My crystal ball is really foggy, so I can't predict the future
precisely enough to have any such estimate, sorry.

JBQ

Matt Oakes

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It seems mines fairly good. I predicted that would be the answer ;-)

powder

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I followed above suggestions, but still get the error:

repo sync
fatal: '../platform/abi/cpp.git' does not appear to be a git
repository
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
error: Cannot fetch platform/abi/cpp

> > >> aren't in the release branch, so it mightnotbe as stable. That's the
> > >> one you want to use if you plan to contribute to CTS.
>
> > >> -master is the usual master branch, it contains all of ics-mr0 plus a
> > >> few extra changes. That's the branch that you should use if you want
> > >> to contribute to the platform.
>
> > >> A few notes:
>
> > >> -All the external contributions that had been accepted in AOSP before
> > >> the servers went down have been merged into ICS.
>
> > >> -The release and development branch require the "classic" host
> > >> configurations (Ubuntu 10.04, or MacOS 10.6 with XCode 3). The master
> > >> branch had a few tweaks to make it work better on newer systems
> > >> (Ubuntu 11.10, Mac OS 10.7 with XCode 4.2) but it'snot100% there
> > >> yet.
>
> > >> -In addition to the usual emulator targets and Galaxy Nexus (a.k.a.
> > >> maguro), the master branch works experimentally on PandaBoard too
> > >> (a.k.a. panda).
>
> > >> -Proprietary binaries for 4.0.1 will be available in the next few
> > >> hours from their usual location
> > >>http://code.google.com/**android/nexus/drivers.html<http://code.google.com/android/nexus/drivers.html>
>
> > >> JBQ
>
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On Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 21:04 CET,
powder <jonas....@gmail.com> wrote:

> I followed above suggestions, but still get the error:
>
> repo sync
> fatal: '../platform/abi/cpp.git' does not appear to be a git
> repository
> fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
> error: Cannot fetch platform/abi/cpp

Then you're *still* using an old Repo. Start off with an empty directory
when you run "repo init", and make sure your Repo really is the latest
one. The hostname in the URL in the repo script should be
android.googlesource.com rather than android.git.kernel.org (although,
if that was the problem you wouldn't get this far in the first place).

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Xianghua Xiao

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panda built completed smoothly here, 32 minutes on i7 machine with -j8.
xianghua

On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 3:16 PM, Magnus Bäck
<magnu...@sonyericsson.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 21:04 CET,
>     powder <jonas....@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I followed above suggestions, but still get the error:
>>
>> repo sync
>> fatal: '../platform/abi/cpp.git' does not appear to be a git
>> repository
>> fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
>> error: Cannot fetch platform/abi/cpp
>
> Then you're *still* using an old Repo. Start off with an empty directory
> when you run "repo init", and make sure your Repo really is the latest
> one. The hostname in the URL in the repo script should be
> android.googlesource.com rather than android.git.kernel.org (although,
> if that was the problem you wouldn't get this far in the first place).
>
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Michael Payne

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Thanks for the explanation, Jean-Baptiste. Looking forward to the
binaries, as well as the Galaxy heading to me in the mail.

On Nov 15, 9:06 am, Jean-Baptiste Queru <j...@android.com> wrote:
> It's all tied to having a consumer-ready build for Nexus S, and we're
> still polishing that build.
>
> We had to make a choice: release ITL41D in its Galaxy-Nexus-only
> state, or wait until we have a build that also works on Nexus S. There
> are pros and cons to either approach, and we picked the former.
>
> JBQ
>
> On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 8:21 PM, Michael Payne
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