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Life of a Patch | Android Open Source

Life of a Patch | Android Open Source | Embedded Software | Scoop.it

The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) uses a web-based code review tool known as Gerrit. The image below is a flowchart that details what happens to a patch, once it's been written. Though it may appear complex, the majority of the steps below are performed in the web application.

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How-to Convert a Command Line Result into an Image in Linux

Here’s a technique to convert a command line result into an image in Linux using ImageMagick.
You could also do a screenshot (with PrtSrc key) and use Gimp to trim the image, but this method is faster and does not require a graphical interface.
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99 USD OMAP3 Based Overo Computer On Module by Gumstix

Gumstix has manufactured its Overo COMS based on OMAP3503 and OMAP3530 since 2008. They have now announced a new low cost version named Overa Sand that sells for 115 USD per unit or less than 99 USD per unit for orders of  1,000 units or more.
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Emulate Gumstix Overo COM with Qemu and Linaro Nano Image

Overa COMs are low cost computer-on-modules (COM) built around OMAP3503 and OMAP3530 depending on the model. Such device can be purchased on gumstix website.
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OpenCL (Open Computing Language) Overview and SDKs

OpenCL (Open Computing Language) Overview and SDKs | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
OpenCL (Open Computing Language) is a multi-vendor open standard for general-purpose parallel  programming of heterogeneous systems that include CPUs, GPUs and other processors.
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Archos G9 Android 3.2 Tablets Are Now Officially Available

Archos G9 Android 3.2 Tablets Are Now Officially Available | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Archos announced that Archos G9 Tablets are now available.
There is of course a caveat to this… Only Archos 80 G9 Tablet can be purchased on Archos Store (limited availability) for 299.99 USD, all other models show the dreaded icon “Coming Soon”.
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Select an ARM MCU during Development with Atollic TrueSTUDIO for ARM

Select an ARM MCU during Development with Atollic TrueSTUDIO for ARM | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Atollic has released the latest version of TrueSTUDIO development tool for ARM, a C/C++ development tool for embedded developer that looks similar to Eclipse.
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Can You Really Boost your Wifi Router Signal with a Beer Can?

Can You Really Boost your Wifi Router Signal with a Beer Can? | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
I’ve recently come across an interesting and amusing story entitled “Boost Your WiFi Signal Using Only a Beer Can“  on discovery channel website. I’ve said to myself that I’ve got to try with my WiFi router.
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Window 8 ARM Platforms at Build Conference 2011

Yesterday, I mentioned the Nvidia Tegra 3 tablet running Windows 8 which is currently showcased at Build Conference 2011 and they also had a Tegra 3 laptop running Windows 8.
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CNXSoft – Embedded Software Development » Google Devfest Comes to Southeast Asia

CNXSoft – Embedded Software Development » Google Devfest Comes to Southeast Asia | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Google Devfest Comes to Southeast Asia http://t.co/ebKTt0k #d3vf3st...
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CNXSoft – Embedded Software Development » Intel and Google to work on Android for Atom

CNXSoft – Embedded Software Development » Intel and Google to work on Android for Atom | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Intel and Google officially announced they will collaborate on Android for Atom Medfield and E6xx.
Smartphone and Tablet Reference Designs based on Medfield have been showcased at IDF 2011.
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CNXSoft – Embedded Software Development » Setting Up a Git Server on Ubuntu

Setting Up a Git Server on Ubuntu http://t.co/emJPFx4...
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What Programming Language Should I Learn ?

“What programming language should I  learn ?” is a question often asked by people new to software development.
The answer is always “it depends”.
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Linux-based home automation system adds tablet controller, Android app - News - Linux for Devices

Linux-based home automation system adds tablet controller, Android app - News - Linux for Devices | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Linuxbased home automation system adds tablet controller Android app News Linux for Devices: (Linux-based home automation system adds tablet controller, Android app - News - Linux for Devices: http://t.co/078H8BzY...
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Learn How to Optimize Android Apps for Tablet

After India and the US last month, Google will organize Android Developer labs sessions in Europe to train developers to optimize their applications for Tablets.
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Open a File Directly at the Requested Line with Vi

When you compile a program and an error occur, the compiler will report the file name and line number with the error.
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Texas Instruments AM387X Sitara ARM Cortex A8 Microprocessors

Texas Instruments AM387X Sitara ARM Cortex A8 Microprocessors | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced three new AM387x ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessors (MPUs): AM3871, AM3872 and AM3874.
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First ARM-Based Arduino Board with Atmel SAM3U

First ARM-Based Arduino Board with Atmel SAM3U | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Arduino Due
Arduino announced Arduino Due board with a 32bit Cortex-M3 ARM processor on their blog before Maker Faire.
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OMG! Quad Core Nvidia Tegra 3 Has Actually 5 Cores

OMG! Quad Core Nvidia Tegra 3 Has Actually 5 Cores | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
We’ve been deceived ! All along we thought the new quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 (codename Kal-El) would just have 4 cores…right… But Nvidia has just posted a blog entry talking about a mysterious fifth core.
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Microsoft demoes Windows 8 on Tegra 3 Tablet

Microsoft demoes Windows 8 on Tegra 3 Tablet | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Microsoft demonstrated several Windows 8 features running on a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 tablet at the company’s BUILD developer conference in Anaheim, California.
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Most Engineers have Multicore/Multiprocessor Experience

Most Engineers have Multicore/Multiprocessor Experience | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
In a recent blog post entitled “Engineers’ Multicore/Multiprocessor Experience Improving” , VDC research revealed a survey showing that more and more engineers are gaining experience working on multicore or multiprocessor projects.
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Windows 8 NFC (Near Field Communication) Demo

A few months back, I would have never thought I would post about Microsoft and Windows in an embedded software blog, except for the rare mention of Windows CE or Windows Embedded products.
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CNXSoft – Embedded Software Development » Ziilabs Unveils Low Cost Jaguar3 Android Tablet Reference Designs

Ziilabs Unveils Low Cost Jaguar3 Android Tablet Reference Designs http://t.co/YzamZPN...
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CNXSoft – Embedded Software Development » Best Practices for Writing Safer C Code

CNXSoft – Embedded Software Development » Best Practices for Writing Safer C Code | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Best Practices to write C code for embedded systems and improve software development and QA process.
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Faster JPEG decoding on ARM with libjpeg-turbo and NEON Instructions

Faster JPEG decoding on ARM with libjpeg-turbo and NEON Instructions | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
libjpeg-turbo is based on libjpeg, but uses SIMD instructions (MMX, SSE2, etc.) to accelerate JPEG compression and decompression on x86 targets.
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