Build Configuration

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With the XDAndroid source checked out, the build system must be configured to build an XDAndroid product for one of the supported targets. Build system configuration is done via a single file in the root of the XDAndroid source tree whose name is buildspec.mk. The following configuration documentation applies to gingerbread and later branches.

NOTE For build configuration options for the froyo branch, please see Froyo Build Configuration.
NOTE For build configuration options for the eclair branch, please see Eclair Build Configuration.

The Android build system will use buildspec.mk to pass a variety of variables to the make program which parses all of the Makefile recipes that comprise the build system. Most of the variables supported by buildspec.mk are self-explanatory, especially after becoming familiar with the basics of an Android system.

Build System Configuration

Simply create a blank plain-text file in the root of your XDAndroid source tree. Name the file buildspec.mk and edit it with your preferred text editor. In order to find some time for myself I decided to search for service that could supply me with the prime quality custom essays at prices that would be reasonable enough. The simplest way to receive high quality essay papers is to come to the greatest essay writing services. It is a hard task to find proper writing service, there is always a risk to be cheated or at least to get unsatisfactory grade for passing low quality paper. I have tried tons of them, and, to my mind, this is the best essay writing service. Reputed academic writing specialists are able to accomplish the best research papers for you. So, that supposes to be real to get essay papers at the writing papers company where such professional academic writers work. Please take it into consideration because I think that it�s better to try it once than waste your time and money on unprofessional writing companies. People must use the cheap essay writing service when they are pressured by time and cannot create essays themselves! I really know that some academic writing organizations provide reasonable prices. The custom essay accomplished by professionals, could bring students success in their education. That is not a time to waste it! Detect trustworthy service and pay for essays from them. The final choice was QualityEssay.Com as they did have an excellent reputation.

Variables are each defined on their own single line. Similar to other configuration files, anything which proceeds a pound sign (#) is ignored as a comment.

To instruct the build system to generate an XDAndroid system image, the following variables must be defined in buildspec.mk...

<syntaxhighlight lang="make"># Configure for an XDAndroid user-debugging target. TARGET_PRODUCT := full_msm TARGET_BUILD_VARIANT := userdebug TARGET_BUILD_TYPE := release TARGET_USERIMAGES_USE_EXT2 := true BUILD_LIB_HTC_ACOUSTIC_WINCE := true </syntaxhighlight>

The final line in the above example, which enables TARGET_USERIMAGES_USE_EXT2, will have the Android build system generate ext2 filesystems. On the live device, these filesystems are mounted writable. The XDAndroid boot process supports an ext2-based system partition image, named system.ext2 on the SD card. This is highly recommended.

After completing the build configuration and saving the buildspec.mk file, you can proceed with Building and Packaging the system.