Finally got a few minutes to poke a toe into the world of Android development. Started the installation of the Android SDK for Ubuntu (Oneiric). Eclipse won't start. Segfault just after telling it where the workspace should be. Apparently no one has ever changed the default working directory in the first dialog they ever see in Eclipse?
Oh well, symlink it in. Go to install the SDK. Botched dependency for the standard install on Ubuntu current? Okay, try to update the JDT for Eclipse. Botched dependency there such that it can't install on the Ubuntu current.
So, lazy-web, apparently people do *not* do this (Android development) using the "official" approach of installing Eclipse, then installing the ADT when using Ubuntu, so what do they do? Is there some special Eclipse distribution/package that people use when they want to do Android dev on Ubuntu? Do they manually install Eclipse rather than using the package manager (does anyone else feel dirty even suggesting that)?
Do people just use the raw command-line tools? Honestly, they *sound* better to me (more direct, simpler, closer to my normal (Python) tool-chain), but I'm guessing I'd be missing out on a lot of whiz-bang, and I may need some whiz :) .
Update: the missing detail is to only use a downloaded Linux64 version of Eclipse (direct from the Eclipse homepage). Unpack the tar-file somewhere and then link the "eclipse" executable into your ~/bin . Even with this version, any attempt to upgrade plugins always seems to fail in dependency heck, but the versions currently on offer seem to work.
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