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Subject: Re: getting in early... the android apk plan?

Re: getting in early... the android apk plan?

From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing <>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 11:07:16 +0200

On 2010-08-11 10:37, Jonathan Gordon wrote:
> Right, but without some mechanism to load a newer build of rockbox (or
> a user build) it means than the android target can only run builds we
> release, which goes against the whole svn build system (imo).
> If a new build is pushed to the market every single commit then that
> would be painfully annoying for users. If a new build is only pushed
> on releases then there is no room for the nightly/svn builds or even
> custom builds unless users want to repackage it themselves (and sign
> it with their own key which would mean they couldnt then use our
> build).
> Or, we add that mechanism and everyone is happy.

I am far from an Android expert, but couldn't we build (and sign) apk's
in the nightly build? Then the user can choose which path to go, either
wait for a market release, or install the apk manually from the rockbox

Sure, we could invent our own update mechanism, but I fear that we will
only buy ourselves even more support problems, when that mechanism fails
for whatever reason.

I think the simplest solution would be to publish the stable releases on
the market, and then offer nightly apk's for manual installation.

Received on 2010-08-11

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