dlanor replied at Wed Nov 26, 2014 05:41
I was referring to developing in Linux.
On Windows, you are basically forced into using clunky programs.
That's why I have fell in love with Linux.
You get exactly what you want.
You need a driver, you compile it.
Your not given anything you don't need and don't want.
You can give someone a list of commands, and it will work.
Not "click windows button, search for an icon, double click this icon"
I just thinking using a VM to emulate a GUI is a bit overkill.
If I ever did need a GUI, I would just boot if off a USB stick or dual boot.
And your argument that we should use big clunky Os's for simply command line tasks because it's 2014 is completely wrong.
It's more relevant now than ever - have you tried to do any development work on Windows 8? - took me 30mins to find something resembling a desktop!
I don't see how you can start bashing command line, when all your instructions in your first post are command line.
Can you please write a new tutorial for building Android in a GUI then?
It's not about forcing people into an OS.
It's about giving the user / developer a STABLE development environment for a certain task (building Android)
Your instructions in this first post is forcing someone to use Ubuntu 12.04 or Ubuntu 14.04.
If it was using Vagrant, it would run in Windows, Linux and even MAC OS.
I was like you when I started Linux - I was trying to make it like Windows.
Once I embraced SSH and terminal, WOW!
I think as you progress with Linux, you will start seeing what I mean.
On Linux, 99% of everything can be done with terminal and notepad.
But, at the end of the day - whatever works for you and what your comfortable with is good