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build/README.md

Treble build tools

Tools for building the Android Platform.

Testing

To run all project tests:

./test.sh

Filesystem overlays

Downstream consumers of the Android platform often create independent Android branches for each device.

We can unify the development of all devices on the same Android Platform dessert with the help of filesystem overlays.

For example, let's say we had two devices: Device A and Device B. The filesystem overlays would create the following build time views.

+-------------------------------+ +--------------------------------------------+
|         Android repo          | |                Android repo                |
|          workspace            | |                 workspace                  |
|                               | |                                            |
| +--------------+              | | +----------------------------------------+ |
| | +----------+ | +----------+ | | | +----------+  +----------+             | |
| | | Platform | | | Device B | | | | | Platform |  | Device B |   Device B  | |
| | | projects | | | projects | | | | | projects |  | projects |  build view | |
| | +----------+ | +----------+ | | | +----------+  +----------+             | |
| |              |              | | +----------------------------------------+ |
| | +----------+ |              | |   +----------+                             |
| | | Device A | |              | |   | Device A |                             |
| | | projects | |              | |   | projects |                             |
| | +----------+ |              | |   +----------+                             |
| |              |              | +--------------------------------------------+
| |   Device A   |              |
| |  build view  |              |
| |              |              |
| +--------------+              |
+-------------------------------+

To support filesystem overlays the Android repo workspace is required to the following structure.

Root directory

Location: ${ANDROID_BUILD_TOP}

All projects in the root directory that are not in the overlays directory are shared among all Android targets.

Overlays directory

Location: ${ANDROID_BUILD_TOP}/overlays

Contains target specific projects. Each subdirectory under the overlays directory can be mounted at the root directory to support different targets.

Build out directory

Location: ${ANDROID_BUILD_TOP}/out

Contains all files generated during a build. This includes target files like system.img and host tools like adb.