If you are familiar with Xiaomi, you might have heard that they are not the most compliant when it comes to the General Public License that makes the core of Android open to us. The terms of the GPLv2 state that since the Android kernel is based on the Linux kernel, which is licensed under GPL,v2 Android has to be open-source for everyone to study or modify, and those that modify the Android kernel have to make their sources immediately available for...
Browse GitHub Code with Gitskarios
GitHub is a Web-based distributed revision control and source code management system. It is home to quite a few open source projects here on XDA. Developers use GitHub to store sources for kernels, applications, libraries, and other projects on the Web. The main goal is to allow developers to keep records of their commits, which then enables other users to verify the work and help to improve the code. The service is so popular that XDA users can even link their GitHub profile with their XDA account.
The official GitHub application for Android lacks some crucial functions, so some alternative apps made by community are growing in popularity. One such app by XDA Forum Member alorma is called Gitskarios. Gitskarios allows its users to browse current repositories, star them, and watch the followers. The application serves all the basic functionality needed to browse code on GitHub. The only thing that is missing is commit browsing, but hopefully it will be added in the future.
The application is a very fast way of accessing the code repositories of your favorite developers and reviewing their work. It’s one of the applications that should be installed if you are a fan of open source software.
Check the latest code and help to improve it. The first step you need to take is to obtain the latest version of this application by visiting the Gitskarios application thread.
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Xiaomi was founded on April 6th, 2010 and its fifth anniversary is just around the corner. In the past five years, the company has grown by leaps and bounds, rising to the positions of largest smartphone OEM in China and third-largest globally and coupled with its expansion plans and 100 million sales benchmark, this anniversary warranted a fervent celebration. After teasing products on its forums for a few days, Xiaomi held the anniversary event earlier today and staying true to the...
A few months ago, we came up with the idea of presenting the history of flagship devices released by some of the major Android OEMs. In this, we've had the pleasure of bringing you the stories of Sony (Ericsson) and Samsung. Now, it's time for our third and final installment. This is a very special episode, as the OEM I will talk about was heavily connected to Android and the beginnings of XDA as a whole. Yes, I'm talking about HTC, the...