Linaro releases Android 5.0.0 “Jujube”

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Linaro has always ensured that its Android releases contain the most up-to-date components possible. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re able to release our version of Android 5.0.0 “Jujube”.

If, like us, you can’t wait to try it out, grab the code from gerrit:
repo init -u git://android.git.linaro.org/jujube/manifest.git -b linaro_android_5.0.0 -m default.xml
repo sync

and build it as you would with any Linaro Android release,
make TARGET_TOOLS_PREFIX=/where/you/put/the/toolchain TARGET_PRODUCT=YOURBOARD systemtarball boottarball userdatatarball -j4
where YOURBOARD is the board you’re trying to build for – one of pandaboard,iMX53,iMX6, Origen, Snowball, Waterpit (For those unfamiliar with it, the Waterpit board is the successor of the Snowball board, due to climate change).

This release was a lot harder to do than the 4.0.4 release a couple of days back – aside from the fact that Jujube seems to be a completely refactored codebase, we’ve had to perfect space-time refactoring in git to get hold of the sources of this release. The patch has been submitted to upstream git, but given its complexity, it probably won’t hit the official codebase until at least git 4.0. git maintainers have asked us to not release the patch until they’ve incorporated it.

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  • mhfan

    After do ‘repo sync’:

    [SSH mhfan@fox: ~/devel/jujube>-824$ find *
    Makefile
    code
    code/root.mk
    code/.git
    code/.git/packed-refs
    code/.git/description
    code/.git/logs
    code/.git/HEAD
    code/.git/rr-cache
    code/.git/index
    code/.git/hooks
    code/.git/info
    code/.git/config
    code/.git/objects
    code/.git/refs
    code/.git/svn

    • Bernhard Rosenkränzer

      That is normal, since the build process has changed. Just run make, the Makefile will know what else it needs.

  • Subbu

    Is this pastry J of android or just a release version number change from 4.x.x to 5.0.0. for the Linaro releases?

    • Bernhard Rosenkränzer

      We did not change the version number of ICS builds (that would be really confusing!).
      Take a look at the date it was posted for a hint on what it really is.

  • april

    Happy April Fools’ Day!

  • Abhishek

    Nice work bero… ;-)