Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2013/10/01
A long while ago, Dianne Hackborn write a G+ post that is still very relevant:
some real background on why Android’s UI was designed the way it is and how it actually works.
Recommended reading when you are interesting in the Android UI model, how it was designed to both support threading and application isolation at the same time.
via: Dianne Hackborn – Google+ – A few days ago I wrote a post trying to correct a lot of….
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Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2013/09/12
On my research list:
I need to check out KBOX — a miniature Linux distribution integrated with a terminal for non-rooted Android devices.
It seems to add a lot of normal unix/Linux commands to your Android terminal emulator, but does not require root access.
I usually use a Windows or Mac system to browse the files on my Android device, but this should be much more convenient and aid both software developers and power users.
Now I need a remote ssh access to my Android device (:
via: KBOX — a miniature Linux distribution integrated with a terminal for non-rooted Android devices – Kevin Boone’s Web site.
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Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2013/08/28
Some 20 years after someone thought it was a nice idea to allow spaces in path names on Windows, it still is a bad idea to rely that just “works” for everything.
Today I tried to see if it still applied what I mentioned 2 years ago during the German BASTA! Fall conference in the Rheingoldhalle when talking about cross platform .NET development using MonoDroid/MonoTouch/Visual Studio:
Do not install in a directory with spaces (not C:\Program Files, but C:\android-sdk)
And it does still apply: though not mentioned in the Android SDK/ADT documentation, most of the batch files in the Android SDK ADT bundle are not compatible being stored in a path that has spaces.
Unquoted referrals to paths like this are used in most SDK batch files:
cd /d %~dp0
The only way to run these batch files is with the current directory being the directory of the batch file itself, or referring to them in their fully quoted form.
Another correct way would be to use short names, but that’s only done in
Summary of the batch files and how they are affected:
(Side note: most incompatible batch files correctly do `for %%i in (“%cd%”) do set prog_dir=%%~fsi`)
So: make sure “…” is a path not containing spaces.
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