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    So ive been a php/jq/html developer for a few years now just on and off. im not the best but i can figure out anything. and looking over android, i know i could learn it. and im also one hell of a designer!

    just looking for someone to maybe work along with while i get started, i dont have to many programing friends...

    but Ive tried setting up the Java and Eclipse and SDK.
    it never works. on any computer i try.
    but even from there, im a little lost.
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    if you're using ubuntu then just download the latest eclipse from the website... indigo i the newest version but its a developer copy since its not released (and maybe buggy) & helios is the current version.

    and use that for your build environment ^^


    and make sure you're using X86_64 bit version of ubuntu.. since with 32bit you run into alot of problems
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    im on windows 7 ult
    why would use ubuntu?

    Im looking for a super detailed walkthough on how to get started i guess.
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    windows is a terrible system to build anything linux based...
    cygwin is the only way to build android on windows & it's terrible at best.

    my advice dualboot with a linux distro, or use a virtual machine (but thats not recommended because they're soooo slow)
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    well i guess im lucky cause i have an old desktop i can use.
    i will let you know when i have set this up

    whats the recommended ubuntu version?
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    i would use ubuntu 10.10 ... & make sure you dont update it to 11.04 alpha

    i thought it would be a good idea to use a alpha version and that was a huge mistake (oh well its nice looking at least)

    lol this is my #1001 post.
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    Ive managed to install ubuntu 10.10 easily, but i have no internet connection and ubuntu dosent seem to have a driver for my usb modem...

    but what would i need to do from here?
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    Tether your phone untill you can download the driver

    Sent From My Droid Without Spell Checker
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    not sure why i didnt think of this

    so should go ahead and download and install the android SDK? which java file do i need to download? then eclipse? and then some android add on?
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    Gingerbread requires sun-java6-jdk

    to get all the platform build packages.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install git-core gnupg flex bison gperf libsdl1.2-dev libesd0-dev libwxgtk2.6-dev squashfs-tools build-essential zip curl libncurses5-dev zlib1g-dev sun-java6-jdk pngcrush schedtool g++-multilib lib32z1-dev lib32ncurses5-dev lib32readline5-dev gcc-4.3-multilib g++-4.3-multilib
    
    add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ maverick partner"
    
    
    but this is excessive if all you want to do is develop apps. for that try

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ia32-libs sun-java6-jdk
    then I would get
    Eclipse Downloads

    but before I did any of that your best bet is to read first
    Installing the SDK | Android Developers
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    okay i will install these. im having a really hard time tehering my droid though... on cm7 rc2 droid 1.
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    I wrote the hello world app.

    thanksdancedroid