[Architecture] Quick Android Update

Colin Clark colinbdclark at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 11:28:38 EST 2013

Hi Andrés,

It would be great to have this code as part of the official GPII organization! At the moment, we have been following an informal but fairly rigorous commit and code review for each of the core GPII repositories. In short, the process involves filing tickets for each feature, working in small increments, submitting pull requests for each feature, and having another committer on the project review and push all pull requests.

Before we add new repositories and committers into the mix, I'd like to clearly document this process. Our approach will inevitably be based on that of the Apache and Fluid communities--no reinventing the wheel.  I'd also like consider a more informal "incubation process" for people who aren't familiar with open source process or for prototypal code that isn't yet ready for the formality of core-level code review.


This is a topic we'll touch on next week in San Diego, and I will document the resulting process in the GPII wiki. We can make a plan for this repository after that.

Looking forward to it!


Colin Clark

On 2013-02-20, at 4:38 AM, Andrés Iglesias Pérez <aiglesias at technosite.es> wrote:

> Hi everyone!
> I'm wondering if this repo can also host our pure-android code. As you know, while we move from android to anode several components will be made, and after all some of the components dealing with hardware maybe are going to be android code for a quite long time. 
> As an example of this, Can this repository be the destination of a pull request to be made by Jonathan with our DeviceReporter?
> https://github.com/JChaconTechnosite/Cloud4All-Device-reporter 
> Kind regards,
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> De: architecture-bounces at lists.gpii.net [mailto:architecture-bounces at lists.gpii.net] En nombre de Steven Githens
> Enviado el: miércoles, 20 de febrero de 2013 5:28
> Para: architecture at lists.gpii.net
> Asunto: Re: [Architecture] Quick Android Update
> Hi Colin!
> Thanks!  Also, just as a quick update, we now have an android repo [1] to complement the linux, windows, and mac repos.  If you could read my mind then you could even run the scripts in the correct order to install it and start it up!  :)
> I need to go to bed though, so more readme contents and stuff will show up tomorrow.
> Also, I chatted a bit with Antranig about build systems, noting that this is a somewhat complex build with certain parts being used several times and for a second I wondered why I was still writing shell scripts, so I'm also looking at doing some leg work to have the same analogous build run with grunt js. [2]
> Cheers,
> Steve
> [1] https://github.com/GPII/android
> [2]
> On 02/12/2013 07:15 PM, Colin Clark wrote:
>> Hi Steve,
>> This Android Overview page is extremely informative, and really shows the incredible progress you've made on understanding Android in-depth and getting the GPII framework running successfully on it. Really excellent work!
>> Thanks for posting it,
>> Colin
>> On 2013-02-10, at 8:23 PM, Steven Githens <swgithen at mtu.edu> wrote:
>>> I was sick for like a week, and am a little behind pushing up the initial code for the Android builds.  I should get to it shortly this week.
>>> In the meantime, I took a little time to document up the current set of information.  I'm still working on the obligatory pretty architecture diagram for Android GPII, but most of the test is there.
>>> The Android Dashboard!
>>> http://wiki.gpii.net/index.php/Android_Overview

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