Mon 16 July 2018

Filed under Gentoo

Tags gentoo gsoc

Preface

Compiling is the main source of time consumption on a Gentoo system, and Portage-powered Android is of no exception. Gentoo packages can leverage Distcc to significantly speed up builds on slow machines with the aid of a powerful machine. For utilization in the Portage-powered Android project, we need to …

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Sun 08 July 2018

Filed under GSoC 2018

Tags android gentoo gsoc

Summary

This is my first week back on GSoC from the final exams, and, according to the proposal, the second part of the project should get started in this week. This week's work sums up into the following two articles:

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Thu 05 July 2018

Filed under Gentoo

Tags gentoo android gsoc

Introduction

The Linux kernel is the most important component on any systems that are based on it, be it Gentoo Linux or Android. The user may want to tweak the kernel to enable functions that userspace utilities need (e.g. LVM, FUSE, Netfilter, etc.), so being able to tweak the …

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Sat 26 May 2018

Filed under GSoC 2018

Tags android gentoo gsoc

Summary

This week was planned as the last week for the first (Preparation) and second (Gaining control of the system) parts in my GSoC 2018 proposal. I'm pleased to announce that I've successfully hit the target as planned: a video demonstration posted on Twitter can be watched here.

Reading and …

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Sat 26 May 2018

Filed under Android

Tags android lxc gsoc gentoo

Preface

After successfully booting Gentoo on Nexus 6P in the previous article, we can move on to launching Android in LXC, which is the last mission in the first period of my GSoC 2018 project. This article documents the process to bring up Android successfully with most of its functions …

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