We’ve been working on a new toolchain for Android that’s designed to improve build times and simplify development by reducing dependencies on other tools. Today, we’re introducing you to Jack (Java Android Compiler Kit) and Jill (Jack Intermediate Library Linker), the two tools at the core of the new toolchain.
We are making an early, experimental version of Jack and Jill available for testing with non-production versions of your apps. This post describes how the toolchain works, how to configure it, and how to let us know of your feature requests and any bugs you find.
Meet our new experimental toolchain, Jack and Jill
2014-12-11 Android 16 Comments
Naming their releases after candies is one thing. Yeah, cutesey and all that. And now they’re naming their “experimental toolchain” after a couple kids from a nursery rhyme.
Not that Apple or Microsoft are any better about treating their users like adults….