Forking and re-releasing FOSS apps etiquette

Developing Android Apps - 1 hour 57 min ago

I plan to publish a fork of an opensource app, but i'm not sure about some details.

  • The package name includes the last name of the original author. It is ok to exchange the entire package name or should i just add an suffix? And from the technical side, how could i still contribute to the original repo, while having a completely different package-name?
  • Naming the app - I think this is important, a completely new name could be considered fake by users and on the other side, something like "<appname> plus" would be a dick move towards the original dev. Saying his version is inferior.

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Categories: Android, Linux

What do people use to develop for Android?

Developing Android Apps - 1 hour 59 min ago


I've been (unsuccessfully) trying to create a simple app that connects to a webservice, pulls some data down and displays it in a listview. I'm now on my 3rd day,. I've tried Visual Studio with the Xamarin plugin (xamarin and xamarin forms), and finally gave up due to the thousands of bugs you have to navigate before even getting to write any code. The code is being deployed to an emulator as we speak - and has been doing so for about an hour now. I don't hold out much hope.

I've tried Android Studio, but am having issues there as well - namely, I'm selecting the "Deployment Target" and the Ok button does...well, nothing. Just sits there. No error, no movement, and certainly no deploying (have tried every option in the list).

...and yet, tonnes of Android apps do exist, so people must be using something to develop them with.

I've given myself a deadline of the end of the day to get this simple app up and running. If I can't, then I'm never going to try to develop for Android ever again - life is simply too short :p

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Categories: Android, Linux

Question about how Linux handles frozen programs

Linux - 2 hours 1 min ago

I have noticed that on Linux or MacOS when a program freezes it tends to be the only frozen program, whereas with Windows I remember a frozen program freezing the entire computer. Why the difference? Or is that not accurate anymore? Would love to learn more about what is happening with how processes are handled in Linux/MacOS/Windows.

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Categories: Linux

I want to buy a coffee with an app – how hard can it be?

The Register - 2 hours 4 min ago
Mindlessly self-indulgent app developers have a laugh at our expense

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Why do you refuse to use Ubuntu?

Linux - 2 hours 26 min ago

Ubuntu is on of the most popular distros out there. What's you're reason for not Using Ubuntu?

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Categories: Linux

Long Press of headphone button when phone is asleep?

Hi all,

I am trying to figure out if I can use the long press of my wired headphone button as a trigger when the phone is asleep.

When the phone is awake, a long press of that button brings up Google Assistant. When the phone is asleep, a long press does nothing. If music is playing, a quick press of the button toggles the pause of the music when the phone is both asleep and awake.

Is this possible?

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Curiosity's computer silent on science, baffling boffins

The Register - 2 hours 45 min ago
Robot is 'responsive' but for some reason it can't transmit science data

Since last weekend, an as-yet-undiagnosed glitch in the Mars Curiosity Rover has baffled boffins at NASA.…

Appsflyer vs branch vs tenjin - What's your paid acquisition stack?

Developing Android Apps - 3 hours 17 min ago

Hi guys Does anybody have any idea of the current state of the art in paid user acquisition for Android ? Appsflyer, branch,tenjin ,etc and what works best ?

Looking to integrate one - especially around facebook, Instagram and Google acquisition.

Thanks !

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Categories: Android, Linux

Extracting isolcpus and nohz_full values from proc/cmdline

Linux - 3 hours 35 min ago

I am trying to extract the values of isolcpus and nohz_full parameters from the file proc/cmdline but not able to do that using grep command . Any idea how to get those values ?

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Categories: Linux

Spent your week box-ticking? It can't be as bad as the folk at this firm

The Register - 3 hours 35 min ago
Biz decides it's cheaper to bring in minimum wage jockey than fix database

On-Call Friday has rolled around, regular as clockwork, and we celebrate the end of the week in the time-honoured way: On-Call, our regular column for techies to vent about frustrations from days gone by.…

Changing the behavior of the power button

I bought tasker recently and I tested simple tasks like turning on wifi at a certain time or changing the display timeout for certain apps. So far it's pretty neat.

My power button is a bit buggy lately and sometimes pressing it once will trigger two presses, so the screen will turn on/off again... I was wondering if it's possible to change the behavior of the button so that the phone ignores a second press if the first press was done X ms ago. I think this is probably possible with root tools, but I'd rather not root because for now I don't really need it for other stuff, and this isn't a huge problem anyways. Has anyone tried something similar using tasker (or something similar)?

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