[Toybox] NDK versions?

enh enh at google.com
Fri Mar 8 13:14:04 PST 2019

On Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 12:58 PM Josh Gao <jmgao at google.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 12:34 PM Rob Landley <rob at landley.net> wrote:
> >
> > What would be really really nice is if you had -cc and -c++ symlinks to the
> > latest -clang and -clang++ versions in the zip file. Then I wouldn't have to
> > create them, so I wouldn't have to work out which version is latest. (You could
> > also have some kind of "latest" in there, but... the -cc and -c++ symlinks _are_
> > a "latest" in directly usable format...)
> >
> > [puppy eyes intensify]
> AIUI, symlinks in the NDK are a pain in the ass because of Windows,
> which required administrative privileges to create until very recently
> (and windows's built in zip support probably doesn't support
> symlinks).

(and Studio's installer doesn't believe in symlinks for this reason.
and for that reason, the existing contents are all tiny shell scripts
rather than the symlinks you'd expect.)

but more importantly, he's the only person in the world who would
benefit from this... actual app developers would be actively harmed by
anything that defaulted to the latest release. that's basically never
what you want. (even for standalone toolchains this seems likely to
hurt more people than it helps --- "i built openssl or ffmpeg for
Android but it doesn't work on my device! help?".)

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