Hi Mark / Ash,

I would much prefer a stable and responsive system to new eye candy. Not that much has changed in Gingerbread from Froyo and I would still recommend Froyo for production devices until Gingerbread has been fully ported over.

Thanks,
Kevin

On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 1:45 PM, Ash Charles <ash@gumstix.com> wrote:
Hi Mark,

The Gingerbread port is certainly a work in progress but I hope to
make it a viable other option to angstrom for Gumstix.  I've set up
the autobuilder and the git repositories to support this in an effort
to make this *the* android+gumstix repository but acknowledge that
hardware support falls short in a number of areas at the moment as
Kevin's appeals on the mailing list have shown. Going forward, this is
the repository I plan to work on to make sure Gumstix has support for
current and future products but, regrettably, I've got other
responsibilities in the company.

I believe the TI SDK and the rowboat-android port are one in the same
but I could be mistaken.  Rowboat has been around longer so has
accumulated a community and resources but out-of-the box doesn't
support Overo.  As it is, I pull many changes from rowboat into the
gingerbread port and think they are doing a fantastic job.

Hopefully, this helps your decision a little.
-Ash


On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM, mmeisner <mmeisner204@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> How stable is the Gingerbread port at the moment?  I just bought an Overo
> Tide COM and a Palo43 board.  I am looking for a relatively easy to deal
> with Android port that will let me load up a custom application; and that
> supports GPIO, SPI, and USB.  Should I go with your Gingerbread port (I'm
> assuming it will eventually become the default Gumstix image), the Rowboat
> port, or the TI dev kit port
> (http://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/androidsdk-sitara.html?DCMP=androidemail&HQS=DesignersKit+EM+androidemaile1tf)?
> I'm looking for something that would be good enough for a commercial
> production system.
>
> Thanks Ash,
>
> -mark
>
>
> Ash Charles-2 wrote:
>>
>> Hi.
>>
>> http://wiki.gumstix.org/index.php?title=Android_Gingerbread
>>
>> I've been working on a port of Android Gingerbread (2.3) for the
>> Overo. In terms of hardware support, this version is not well-tested
>> and is currently missing some features.  My focus has been on
>> improving infrastructure and documentation in hopes that these, in
>> turn, would enable others to help in improving the hardware support.
>>
>> In particular, prebuilt images are now available (with a RSS feed
>> ;-)).  These are generated by an automatic build which check outs and
>> builds the code daily.  I have moved away from gitorious as a
>> repository host in favour of github which seems a little more
>> reliable---hopefully this means less time re-issuing 'repo sync'.
>> Finally, I put scripts I created along the way into a repository in
>> hopes that this speeds development for others.  I certainly welcome
>> contributions :).
>>
>> Hope you like it!
>> -Ash
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