Build from Source Easier with Android Open Source Compiler
Sometimes a program comes along that is so handy, so revolutionary, it makes one wonder why it hasn’t been done before. A few months ago, we covered the CyanogenMod Compiler by XDA Recognized Developer lithid-cm. This handy Linux program featured a GUI, and made it much simpler for developers to compile a customized version of CyanogenMod.
Now a new beast has been released in the form of lithid-cm’s latest program, the Android Open Source Compiler (or AOSC from here on out). Like CMC, this application is a Linux program with a GUI front end that is designed to make compilation of the Android operating system from source, easier. Supporting a wide range of devices, this program has a large number of features that are sure to warm the hearts of even the most hardened developers.
A few things need to be noted though. This program’s source code must be downloaded and compiled from his git repository via either the Linux APT package manager or similar dpkg system. So if you’re not familiar with how to do that, a quick Google search should suffice.
So as always, head on over to the original thread and give this beast a spin. I know I plan to.
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