Future Linaro Android Plans and Brainstorming

Registered by Zach Pfeffer on 2011-10-10

In this session we'll talk about the future of Linaro Android and brainstorm ways we can make things better for the platform.

Agenda:
ICS
Android's Pandaboard Build
Community unification
Phone builds/components
RT Linux Android
LTS (long-term-support)
Single Android image
Getting to 48 hour monkey

Goals:
Have a lively discussion about Linaro's future Android plans
Generate ideas for future topics

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Zach Pfeffer
Priority:
Essential
Drafter:
Zach Pfeffer
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Zach Pfeffer
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for 2011q4
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon connect-q4.11
Started by
Zach Pfeffer on 2012-02-27
Completed by
Zach Pfeffer on 2012-02-27

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

Ideas to consider:

[pfalcon] Two words: Packaged Android. Take the best practices from Linux distros and build individual components into packages, then create complete installable image from packages. Packaging scheme can be trivial - like tarballs with minimal metadata (name/version) in filename. Whatever packaging details are, it seems like scalable way to optimize build/testing/CI loop cycle and support builds for many boards.

Notes
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all boards to be fully enabled(All tests to be green).
Paramerization of Android.
ICS on all boards.
RT android on imx53.
App to install linaro components to Phones/devices.
Web-APIs into webkit from linaro.
work with communities for long term support.
add linux tools on android.
usb host support on android.
wine on android.

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Work Items