14 October, 2009

Android on Fedora

Samsung Should be soon launching Galaxy in market ( android based phone ). Android as such, looks very attractive to me, due to its developer friendly nature. If you wonder, why not an iPhone, I am biased towards linux, and a long read can be seen on reddit

To start with, I downloaded Android 1.6 SDK , and followed the install instructions

While install the Eclipse ADT plugin, you might encoutner a few nasty error message as see below

Cannot complete the request. See the details.
Unsatisfied dependency: ... org.eclipse.equinox.p2.iu/org.eclipse.wst.xml.core/0.0.0
Unsatisfied dependency: ... org.eclipse.equinox.p2.iu/org.eclipse.wst.sse.core/0.0.0
Unsatisfied dependency: ... org.eclipse.equinox.p2.iu/org.eclipse.wst.xml.ui/0.0.0
Unsatisfied dependency: ... org.eclipse.equinox.p2.iu/org.eclipse.wst.sse.ui/0.0.0

To fix these, ( instructions from android-sdk-on-fedora-10 )

* enable "Eclipse Ganymede updates repository", from Help->software Updates->Available Software->Manage Sites->Tick "Ganymede Update Site"
* Search for "WST Common UI" from search box, tick it, and click on "Install"

Once the above is done, you can go ahead and install ADT plugin ( This may take some time ).

I also did run android emulator, which automatically picked by my internet connection, and worked pretty well with it.