Android Tools BoF

Speaker: Samyak Jain

Track: Packaging, policy, and Debian infrastructure

Type: BoF (45 minutes)

Room: Talks

Time: Aug 27 (Thu): 14:00

Duration: 0:45

The Debian Android Tools team is focused on packaging the Android development tools for Debian. The goal of this team is to get as much of the Android SDK and development tools into Debian as possible.

This year we plan to have major feature inclusion which helps both android and java teams by bringing Kotlin language and updating Gradle which is one of the major build systems for both java and kotlin projects. Major changes bring with major work and responsibility. Since kotlin and Gradle are dependent there are a lot of things to discuss.

We plan to update platform-tools and sdkmanager to the latest upstream available according to the newer style tags available, this will bring us to close to maintaining things inline with upstream.

Apart from discussing the new features, various discussions about team maintenance and it’s future and interaction with the outreach students are also expected to happen.

Hence, it will be great to meet, and discuss it together. Always nice to see people hiding behind nicks :)