Josh Branning writes: > Hi, > > I have a few questions, in no particular order ... > > 1) Upon it's official release, will Replicant 6.0 be available for the > Nexus S (I902x)?
Unfortunately, so far it looks like the answer is no, unless someone steps up and does the work. I don't have this device, so I can't work on it anyway. But if I had, I'd rather work on the other more recent devices that are currently supported by LineageOS (like the Galaxy Note, the Tablets and the Galaxy Nexus). And I want to focus on the GTA04 next. > 2) Will an SDK be available, that builds separately from the Android > stack? Has any work been done on this, and is it worth me pursuing if I > have the time available for coding myself? No, no work has been done specifically for this in Replicant. And I recommend to not waste time on this. The real solution is to get the Android SDK that is packaged in Debian into FSDG-approved distros. This way, a free Android build environment is not only an "apt-get install android-sdk" or similar package manager command away, but it would actually be a clean build from source that is even reproducible. A packaged Replicant SDK will always be inferior in all of these aspects. The Debian Android Tools team has already done all of this work for us. The only question is how difficult it is to port the packages to distributions that are not based on Debian. I don't have experience with this. > 3) Is any work being done to get Replicant 6.0 working on a vanilla > Linux-(libre) kernel? I'm not up to date about the mainline kernel work Paul is doing and how far he is, e.g. with the Optimus Black. I'm currently not focusing on this for the S3. Generally speaking, this is a huge amount of work for almost all Replicant-supported devices and it will take a very long time. Currently, only with the GTA04 you are able to do this or get very close to having a vanilla kernel. This is also a big reason why I want to focus on this device. Cheers, Wolfgang > Thanks, > > > Josh > _______________________________________________ > Replicant mailing list > Replicant@lists.osuosl.org > http://lists.osuosl.org/mailman/listinfo/replicant -- Website: https://fossencdi.org OpenPGP: 0F30 D1A0 2F73 F70A 6FEE 048E 5816 A24C 1075 7FC4 Key download: https://wiedmeyer.de/keys/ww.asc
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