[Android-tools-devel] New Android SDK/NDK Rebuilds

paul_adt at kaffeemitkoffein.de paul_adt at kaffeemitkoffein.de
Tue Nov 27 21:37:03 GMT 2018

Dear android tools maintainers,

I am an android developer and am using this debian sdk with enthusiasm 
and the current version targeting android 6.0 works like a charm. I 
simply want to give you feedback that your work is very important and 
very much appreciated!

 From my developer's point of view, it is crucial to keep the target up 
to date (the update to android 8.0 is very much on the way, as far as I 
get it). It would be of help is someone manages to make the appcompat 
libraries available, if possible.

Unfortunately, I myself have zero experience in building debian 
packages, therefore I fear I can't really help. But be sure that your 
work on this project is great!



Am 27.11.18 um 14:11 schrieb 殷啟聰 | Kai-Chung Yan:
>> Targetting only the latest SDK platform sounds like a good compromise. Do you plan to do it for 8.1/API27 or is there not enough manpower atm?
> The team here at Debian was considering an approach to build the latest SDK Platform (particularly `android.jar`) using the upstream build system instead handcrafted build scripts. Basically to aggregate every AOSP repository that is necessary into one big package and build `android.jar` by just invoking `make XXX` and let Ninja and Soong and friends do the rest. As the build process is quite complicated, handcrafted scripts are too error-prone and hard to write. We never provided a newer SDK Platform only because our existing approach no longer worked.
> But this is still a proposal in mind and we haven't started experimenting on it. In fact most of the devs here are now busy on other projects, and I am shifting focus as well...
> But indeed the lack of the latest SDK Platform is the most fatal drawback of our project at the moment, not to mention various Gradle plugins that now require Kotlin.
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