If you've already configured the
Snapp Automotive SDK URL in
Android Studio then the Beta 1 AAOS build will appear in the S preview section of your SDK downloads. If you haven't set it up yet, the docs are at github.com/snappautomotive/REA

Didn't feel like building the @snappautomotive @Raspberry_Pi 11 build? Well, we're now providing a prebuilt image which just needs a monitor, mouse, RPi 4B, and 16 GB USB Stick. :) medium.com/snapp-automotive/an

Asking employees to get authorisation to work from home more than 14 days a year after the last years experience seems like a company not adapting.

If you're interested in Automotive then here's something I've been working on for the folk at Snapp Mobile; An Build of the OS which uses OSMDroid maps.


Little tip for folk working on “estimated date” code; Add a check to see if the current estimated date has already passed. If it has you should provide a customer services contact number. (This screenshot is from Topps Tiles in the UK)

It’s great to see a company not interpreting an interview process being called “hard” as meaning they have a high bar for candidates. 👏 medium.com/attest-r-and-d/maki

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We're excited to announce the official release of GNOME 40! After countless hours of work from the GNOME community, this release brings many exciting updates!

See the release highlights at forty.gnome.org/

Or view all the details in our release notes: help.gnome.org/misc/release-no

#GNOME40 #releaseday #OpenSource

Anyone know the folk working on the mapping app ? I'd like to help them move from Gradle 2.14.1 to 6.8.3, but it's a bit of a big jump which meant a number of related tweaks had to be made, so I'd like them to know I'm totally open to suggestions. github.com/osmdroid/osmdroid/p

A month after handing my laptop back to Twitter I decided the benefit to my life was worth buying one; so here’s a sub-£500 eBay purchase and a couple of upgrades which will give me something close to my favourite company provided laptop; My Google Lenovo X1 Carbon.

Following on from my post about how to spec a big AOSP build machine, here's a post explaining how you can avoid needing to buy lots of machines like that if you're supporting a project with lots of developers and a big build; alsutton.blog/post/big-build-f

I've been fortunate enough to have had conversations with some of the most knowledgeable build tool folk around in recent years, so I thought I'd write up the R's I've learned to look for in a good build.


After well over a decade of building the at home, and building firmware for a number of devices, I thought it was time to write up a few tips from things I've learnt about what makes a good AOSP firmware build machine. alsutton.blog/post/2021-aosp-b

I spent more time than I'd care to admit looking at SSDs to put in a build machine over the weekend. It was a bit of a learning experience, so here's some of what I found out... alsutton.blog/post/ssd-technol

This has been a good week. If everything goes well, in a few months, this may become non-redacted 😁

TIL; on Windows will create a file for your container volume, that's not a sparse file which shrinks when data is deleted, so I've now lost ~240GB of SSD storage to a mostly empty file :S

If you were wondering what I was doing with Docker recently to prompt yesterdays post; Here's a couple of dockerfiles which create environments where you can build the on a currently supported LTS version of or . github.com/alsutton/aosp-build

I know there's a few folk out there using Docker for CI and other things, so I've written up some things I do to speed up my dockerfile development.


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