POSTS TAGGED: source code
Posted November 12, 2014 at 04:00 pm by GermainZ
Posted November 3, 2014 at 06:00 pm by GermainZ
It’s the 3rd of November! As expected and announced, the Android Lollipop source code (LRX21M) is being pushed today. In fact, it’s being pushed right now, so get ready to sync it really soon! As usual, that can be done with the repo tool:
$ repo init -u https://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest -b lollipop-release
Developers can also head over to the AOSP Git webpage to check out the code without having to sync it all (under the lollipop-release branch). This will enable custom ROM developers to build “real” Android Lollipop releases for their devices of choice, so users should expect some L goodness and L based custom ROMs for their devices soon enough (“when . . . READ ON »
Posted September 17, 2014 at 08:00 am by Jimmy McGee
Not every developer specializes in every area of development. Our own AdamOutler generally uses Subversion for his development projects. Most kernel and ROM developers use Git, so he was a bit confused when trying to figure out how to “submit a patch to gerrit.” Gerrit simplifies Git based projects mainters’ job by permitting any authorized user to submit changes to the master Git repository. Without Gerrit, all approved changes need to be merged in by hand by the project maintainer. Gerrit functionality enables a more centralized usage of Git.
Posted January 23, 2014 at 08:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
If you’ve ever had a chance to build a ROM from source, no matter if it was AOSP or some other distribution, you might have noticed that the source tree has a lot of folders. Some of them are responsible for keeping device-specific parts, while others are used to coordinate the whole process of building.
If you ever wanted to know what is kept inside of these mysterious folders, you should definitely read a guide written by XDA Senior Member #Superuser. The folder structure will no longer be a mystery, as most folders are described. #Superuser also described the build-specific parts to help you better understand the process of inheriting the source on various configs.
Folder structure isn’t all tha. . . READ ON »
Posted November 27, 2013 at 11:00 am by Jimmy McGee
We’ve covered How to Build an Android App in the past. We’ve showed you how to install Eclipse and Android SDK and how to write a root app. We even showed you how to develop with Arduino and the Google ADK. There is a lot of thought that needs to go into building an Android app. Building an Android App is not hard, but it is certainly not easy.
In this video, XDA Senior Recognized Developer AdamOutler shows an example of some of the things you can do with some code. AdamOutler makes an app that allows him to launch web pages from Google Now. He talks code, explains what things are and shows you how it works. So if you’ve ever wanted to build an Android App, check this video out.. . . READ ON »
Posted June 12, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jimmy McGee
Recently, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler talked about why the Google ADK code is poor. In this episode, Adam put out the Hardware Hacker Signal, which looks a bit like a soldering iron, and got some responses. There are ways of working with the ADK and making it work for you.
AdamOutler introduces like minded hardware hacker Kemonine. In this episode, Kemonine shows how to properly code with Arduino software and the Google ADK. Kemonine shows you many different tricks, including using something called the Amarino Toolkit to help you along. So check out this overview of Arduino coding.. . . READ ON »
Posted May 1, 2013 at 01:30 pm by Jimmy McGee
We all want to have more Android automation in our homes. XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler set out to do just that and spent around 40 hours attempting to reduce and rewrite the code driving the ADK2012 into something which would be more moldable and bendable. He failed and he explains why in his rant which he calls the ADK2012 “The Worst Code Ever.”
So if you’ve ever wanted to work with Google Accessory Development Kit, make sure to check out this video. This will give you insight as to what trials and tribulations you may face. Before you engage in a head-desk collision session, check out what Adam has to say.. . . READ ON »
Posted February 6, 2013 at 07:00 am by jerdog
When in the course of developing from source, it can become quite cumbersome to find that specific code reference or symbol that is either causing you problems or is the one thing you’re missing. You often find yourself browsing through line after line of code, hoping you don’t miss that snippet you’re looking for. This can get frustrating, and very tiresome, to say the least. With a new set of websites, your life might just get a little simpler.
BBQSauce is a website that allows you to search (and browse) the CM source tree for just about anything. Let’s say that I am working on telephony in CyangoenMod 10.1 and I want to find all instances of the TelephonyProperties string. I would go to t. . . READ ON »