Monday, October 26, 2009

new daily build 20091024 is available

Android-x86 project is glad to announce a new daily build 20091024 for public testing. A live cd iso and usb image are available from our site:

http://www.android-x86.org/download
http://code.google.com/p/android-x86/downloads/list

Features
Build 20091024 is Android 1.6 (Donut) based. In addition to the features available in previous release, the new build contains

* Bluetooth support.
* ACPI4ASUS kernel support back port .
* Made Chinese IME to work correctly
* Made software keyboard to be enabled based on user configuration
* Added ConnectBot to support SSH client.
* Large size screen support (1024x768)
* New power button dialog to support reboot.
* Fixed the airplan mode issue reported before.
* Fixed keyboard layout issues reported before.
* Fixed Web browser crash with https access issue.
* A lot of other bug fixes.

Released Files

* Live CD iso: android-x86-20091024.iso

md5sum: f57c7ad13deef92632d3dbcdfd40e7f5
* Live USB image: android-x86-20090916_usb.img.gz

md5sum: abf007c478d6e8238fe93360f09af6d2

Source code

As usual, the source code is available in our git server:

$ repo init -u git://git.android-x86.org/platform/manifest.git
$ repo sync

Test reports (success or fail) are welcome. Please send the reports to the Android-x86 discussion group.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mid policy needs to be fixed

Android-x86 is using Mid policy. It is so premature. Similar to the init and vold, it is another item that on the "to be fixed" list
All the recent issues like IME and software keyboard are all caused by the incompleted mid policy.