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Android Android Tools Using Git for Android Using Git for Android

He Zhang
He Zhang
7,475 Points

when I use github to get the picasso project, it contains 3 folders. I try to compile it, but doesn't work.

when I use github to get the picasso project, it contains 3 folders. I try to compile it, but doesn't work. I then try to only open the picasso-sample folder, this time I add a compile configuration of android application manually by clicking the on the button next to the "green triangle". Then it says package R does not exist.

So i don't understand how to use the files we get from Github. It seems it is on different format. I couldn't even find the graddle build files at all

1 Answer

Hi He Zhang, if you want to use the Picasso library and you're using Android Studio, then you just have to add this compile 'com.squareup.picasso:picasso:2.5.2' in your build.gradle. This is how you let Gradle download the jars for you. so you'll have something like this:

dependencies {
    compile 'com.android.support:support-v4:19.1.0'
    compile 'com.squareup.picasso:picasso:2.5.2'


Good luck ! :-)

He Zhang
He Zhang
7,475 Points

Thank you for answering. But I am confused about how to use the sample code, or how to improve the actual picasso project by first compiling it, not how to use it as a library. For example, I clone the files from the github folders, and then how do I run those codes?

Ah okay. I just looked here and this is the project you're looking for. you should know that, this is a Java library, so this isn't an Android porject so Android Studio won't build this, unless your creating something called a "library module" in Android Studio. check out this tutorial on how to create libraries for Android.