MOTODEV Studio for Android 1.2 is now available

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by Eric Cloninger (EricC)

Hello MOTODEV Studio users,

An new version of MOTODEV Studio for Android is available yesterday, 22 March 2010. Thisnew release provides support for the Android 2.1 (Eclair) SDK and includes version 0.9.6 of the Google ADT plugins. We've added many new features for this release, including the ability to install into your own Eclipse environment, 64-bit host support, Windows 7 support, as well as a large number of great improvements to existing features. We're very happy with this new release and we hope you will be as well.

A longer description of the update and how to install it is available on the MOTODEV discussion boards at http://community.developer.motorola.com/t5/MOTODEV-Studio-for-Android/ANN-MOTODEV-Studio-1-2-is-now-...

Thank you for using MOTODEV Studio for Android.

Eric Cloninger

Sr. Product Manager


>>>> Content of Discussion Board Post <<<<

Hello Everyone,

I'm attending the EclipseCon conference in Santa Clara this week and this is also the week of CTIA in Las Vegas. There is a lot of excitement around mobile applications and we're spending a lot of time at these events interacting with mobile developers. At these events, we're talking a lot about the developer ecosystem (that's you) and so it pleases me greatly to announce that MOTODEV Studio 1.2 is now available for download.

MOTODEV Studio for Android 1.2 supports the Android 2.1 SDK and includes the ADT 0.9.6 plugins. Release notes, installation instructions, and the installer are available on the MOTODEV download site.

There is a lot of cool stuff in MOTODEV Studio this time and you will have to read through the install guide, release notes and online help to get the full story, but here are some highlights:

Install MOTODEV Studio into your own Eclipse environment. You've been asking for this and we've listened. You can point your existing Eclipse installation at our update site and install the MOTODEV plugins directly into your own version of Eclipse Galileo. There are some caveats, so you will need to read the install guide carefully. As this is a new feature and the number of permutations out there are endless, we're going to ask that you work with us to resolve any problems and be patient. At the moment, you must use the update site to install the plugins. We're working to get the plugins into a downloadable archive, but we didn't have time to properly test that for our release date. We'll make a separate announcement when a downloadable archive is available.

There are some known issues with the release. We've documented them as best we can, with workarounds where we've found them. If you read nothing else (besides the install guide), please look at the known issues before posting your bug reports. It could be that we've already identified the problem and have a workaround.

If you have any problems with the update or other questions or comments about MOTODEV Studio for Android, please post your feedback in the MOTODEV Studio Discussion board.

Thank you for using MOTODEV Studio for Android.

Eric Cloninger

Product Line Manager

Eclipse Sequoyah Project Lead