Developer’s Beware: Android 2.3 has an Eclipse Plugin Bug, Fix Already Available



The Android 2.3 dev kit hasn’t been playing it’s nicest playground games with the Eclipse programming software. After upgrading the Android plugin to reflect the latest version, Gingerbread, non-Android projects are spitting out an error message when attempting to open.

Unable to execute dex: null
Conversion to Dalvik format failed: Unable to execute dex: null

This error was initially reported on an Ubuntu machine, so no word if it’s local to that system only. Luckily the whole problem has been solved, so if you are a developer and run into it just hit up the Android Developers site for all your answers.

[via TalkAndroid]

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  1. Also, there is a bug for certain versions of eclipse and android, where autocomplete is extremely laggy!
    I found a solution here http://envyandroid.com/archives/66

  2. No apostrophes in plurals.

  3. And a lot of developers who use Linux got bit because the 2.3 needs glibc 2.11 which is only on newer distros. I haven’t seen if this is fixed in 8.01 either. According to the Android team they updated the QA machines to Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) and didn’t realize it depended on glibc 2.11.

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