This page is a gathering place for information about the android-tools packaging team, which is focused on packaging the Android development tools for Debian. There are also some packages which help run Debian in a chroot on Android.
Package naming scheme
The naming scheme for android-tools packages is as follows:
source package names are named after the git repository, prefixed by android- (e.g. android-platform-system-core, android-platform-system-extras, android-platform-build, android-platform-frameworks-base, etc.)
shared libraries that are only used by android-tools packages are named after the library, without a ABI version number in the package name, and prefixed by android-. (e.g. android-libhost, android-libcutils-dev, etc.]] In the Google builds, these are built as static libraries, and linked statically into each binary. In the Debian builds, they are built as shared libraries and installed into /usr/lib/android.
Android's upstream version names
There are many naming schemes for versions in Android, and none are used everywhere. For the Android OS itself, there are three schemes: version names, like Gingerbread or ?KitKat; version numbers, like 2.3.7 or 4.4.2; and, SDK version numbers, like android-10 or android-19. None of these line up with each other. For example, the Jelly Bean name spans 4.1 through 4.3.1 and android-16 through android-18.