Monday, January 25, 2010

Android rendering script on Android-X86 2.0

I have spent some times on trying out the rendering script with Android-x86 2.0 on my EeePC 1000HE. It is a nice feature. And it makes the graphic programming in the Android much simpler.
I have tried out all three samples, it seems that only the Film works ok (it is slow since we don't have the libhgl for android-x86 2.0 yet). The graphic effect is very impressive. I will try to enable it as a pre-installed application in our next build so that people can get some ideas.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Eclair test build 20100115

Build 20100115
Test build for Android-x86 2.0 on EeePC platforms

The Android-x86 project is glad to announce a new test build
20100115 for public testing. A live CD ISO and USB image are
available from our site:

Build 20100115 is Android 2.0 (Eclair) based and it is a release candidate for android-x86 2.0 stable release.
In addition to the features available in 1.6 release, the new build contains

* Auto detection for touch screen calibration.
* Enabled Keyguard window.
* Improved sleep and wakeup handling.
* Eclair NDK for X86 platforms
* Added backlight support for EeePC platforms.
* New framework to support different x86 platforms from different vendors.
* Kernel 2.6.32 support (not included in the prebuilt images)

Released Files:
* Live CD iso: android-x86-eeepc-2.0.iso
SHA1 Checksum: 0de5f73720e4280aa192d4eb43af63656234d430

* Live USB image: android-x86-eeepc-2.0_usb.img.gz
SHA1 Checksum: 50c2288690dc6060f0878c5c479b8ed461081e9a

Source code:
The source code is available in our git server, see for the instructions about how to get the source code.

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

Known issues:
1. the libghl is not merged yet.
2. the graphic performance is very bad
3. the Camcorder does not work.
4. WIFI does not work for certain devices
5. low sound volume

Thursday, January 7, 2010

We are almost there

We are almost there to release a new test build (well, it could be a stable release). At the moment, only the camcorder still has problem. We have cleaned up the rest items on the todo list. We are planning to make a new release as soon as the camcorder get fixed.

So after this release, what is next? Here is the part of new todo list:
1. performance tuning. I'm seeing the bad graphic performance on the Eclair. It may be caused by the missing libhgl. But it worth to investigate.
2. porting libhgl
3. multi-head support

You can propose new items if you have any.