FOSS Development Toolchain

Hi!
I am not that familiar with Android Development, but wanted to get (at least a bit) into it.

I want my workstation to (almost) only use FOSS Software. I tried to build Android Studio from scratch, but I failed and I feel like it isn’t made for DIY-builds.

I found http://android-rebuilds.beuc.net/ but the URL is unreachable.

Do you know any good ressources on how to set up an Open Source (reproducable built or self-built) Toolchain for Android Development for Linux Mint 20 (or another Linux)? It doesn’t necessarily have to be Android Studio or an IDE - just compiling would be a good start. Which components do I need to self-built an app?

Thanks in advance!
Thomas131

You can check:

Alao this post has some funny and interesting subject on fixing android stuffs: https://www.androidauthority.com/android-repair-mode-3073331/

Well, there also is Debians Android Tools packages. They made a lot of progress, while they can compile some apps with specific versions of the tool-chain it’s probably not an option for building apps from scratch.

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It seems that @beuc has stopped maintaining and hosting the android-rebuilds project. We need a new maintainer, and F-Droid can contribute hosting to someone what wants to maintain android-rebuilds and a binary repository.

It seems there is some new work on this: GitHub - wchen342/android-rebuilds: Rebuild SDK and NDK from source.

mirror.f-droid.org no longer hosts android-rebuilds binaries, it is now a round-robin DNS alias for mirrors which support rsync. F-Droid no longer runs any mirrors itself, so this was setup to ensure that other mirrors that synced from mirror.f-droid.org would continue to work. There is no real HTTP component or website any more.

If anyone wants to maintain android-rebuilds again, F-Droid could probably provide a VM or two.