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Oracle JDK, Android Studio

June 28, 2015 — BarryK
I have decided to learn Java. I don't know how far I will get with it, as I never really liked Java.

Anyway, running Quirky, i686 (32-bit) build, I installed the JDK and SDK:

Well, first I installed dbus, which Quirky doesn't have. I used the Puppy Package Manager, got these from the "common" repo:

Then rebooted.

Oracle Java JDK
The download page:
I downloaded v7, this URL:

I don't know if this is the best way to install it, but this is what I did:
# tar -xf jdk-7u80-linux-i586.tar.gz
# cp -a -f --remove-destination jdk1.7.0_80/* /usr/

Android Studio
Here is the download page:
I downloaded the studio-ide:

It expanded to folder "android-studio", that I installed:
# cp -a android-studio /usr/
# export PATH="$PATH:/usr/android-studio/bin"

...well, want that PATH at every bootup, so I created file /etc/profile.d/android_studio with that content. Note, contents of /etc/profile.d get called from /etc/profile.

I executed the startup script:
Opened a terminal in /usr/android-studio/bin, then
# ./
An Internet connection is required at this point, as the rest of the SDK get downloaded, and expanded in folder /root/Android ...which after expansion, occupies a whopping 2.4GB.

Android M online course
Finally, I have put in 15 UK Pounds for this Kickstarter project:

...I had a look at one of the other courses developed by Rob Percival, it looks good. Text, code, and videos at each step. Plus, he speaks clearly (which is important, some fellows record videos and mumble their way through, much like modern British actors ).
I have to be patient though, the course won't be available until October.

Android M
Android M has not yet been released. Probably 2016. Here is some info:

Rob will be giving JDK and SDK install instructions, Android-M-compatible versions, probably for Windows and Mac, so I will have to redo the installations then.

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