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Created by freyo on September 09, 2011 11:43:36    Last update: September 09, 2011 11:45:45
When you run automated Android tests with Eclipse or from the command line, you get text output, which isn't good for reporting purposes. If you run a large set of test cases with automated build, the text report isn't very helpful. Fortunately, Android CTS generates test reports in XML with accompanying XSL to make it look nice in a browser. To run your own tests with Android CTS: Download Android CTS Make a new directory MyRepository under android-cts , alongside the existing repository directory. Copy host_config.xml from repository to MyRepository Create directory plans under MyRepository , add a test plan ( MyTests.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <TestPla... Create directory testcases under MyRepository . Copy TestDeviceSetup.apk from repository/testcases to MyRepository/testcases Under MyRepository/testcases , create a test...
Created by freyo on August 25, 2011 09:07:40    Last update: August 25, 2011 20:45:43
This is a list of built-in Android permission values: Permission Description Since API Level android.permission.ACCESS_CHECKIN_PROPERTIES Allows read/write access to the "properties" table in the checkin database, to change values that get uploaded. 1 android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION Allows an application to access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, WiFi) location 1 android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION Allows an application to access fine (e.g., GPS) location 1 android.permission.ACCESS_LOCATION_EXTRA_COMMANDS Allows an application to access extra location provider commands 1 android.permission.ACCESS_MOCK_LOCATION Allows an application to create mock location providers for testing 1 android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE Allows applications to access information about networks 1 android.permission.ACCESS_SURFACE_FLINGER Allows an application to use SurfaceFlinger's low level features 1 android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks 1 android.permission.ACCOUNT_MANAGER Allows applications to call into AccountAuthenticators. Only the system can get this permission. 5 android.permission.AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS...
Created by freyo on May 16, 2011 12:13:34    Last update: May 16, 2011 12:17:17
By Android documentation , odex files are "Optimized DEX" files, which can be created in at least three different ways: The VM does it "just in time". The output goes into a special dalvik-cache directory. This works on the desktop and engineering-only device builds where the permissions on the dalvik-cache directory are not restricted. On production devices, this is not allowed. The system installer does it when an application is first added. It has the privileges required to write to dalvik-cache . The build system does it ahead of time. The relevant jar / apk files are present, but the classes.dex is stripped out. The optimized DEX is stored next to the original zip archive, not in dalvik-cache , and is part of the system...
Created by Dr. Xi on March 28, 2011 11:11:33    Last update: March 28, 2011 11:13:21
grep is a versatile command with many variations (grep, egrep, fgrep, then various implementations). It uses a regula expression (regex) pattern to filter input. But then there are basic and extended flavors of regex - leading to even more confusion. And, beware that there are lots of bad examples of regex in the wild... There are two critical questions to ask when you use grep: which grep implementation are you using? what is the flavor of the regex? Here are some examples for gnu grep v2.7: # Find all numbers (no decimal point), basic regex... Use the -o flag to show only the matching part instead of the whole matching line: grep -o -E '\b[0-9]{2}\b' The good thing about the gnu grep is that it...
Created by voodoo on July 11, 2009 15:14:55    Last update: July 29, 2010 22:45:48
cURL is a command line tool for transferring files with URL syntax. The main purpose and use for cURL is to automate unattended file transfers or sequences of operations. It's really easy to see HTTP headers with curl: C:\>curl --head http://www.google.com HTTP/1.0 ... or, headers and page together (dump headers to stdout): $ curl --dump-header - http://www.google.com HTTP/... Download openssl from openssl.org: curl http://www.openssl.org/source/openssl-0.9.6m.... C:\>curl --help Usage: curl [options...] <url> ...
Created by Dr. Xi on September 02, 2008 18:55:18    Last update: January 18, 2010 22:36:24
Remember the times when you googled for solutions to your technical problems? How much time did you spend on wading through the zillions of links to find the ones that are of interest to you? Wouldn't you hope that you can find the answer right away the second time around? How many times were you forced to peruse hundreds of pages of documentation for a very specific need? Did you ever need to experiment with various alternatives because the documentation was vague? Wouldn't you prefer that a shortcut is available when the same thing is needed again? Xinotes is here to record your technical findings so that you won't have to go through the same process again when the problem reappears. Experience has taught us...
Created by Dr. Xi on January 02, 2008 19:47:03    Last update: January 02, 2008 19:47:03
You are editing part of a file and you did a text search which carried you to a different location. But now you want to go back to your original location: use the `` command. The following came from the Vim manual: When you make a jump to a position with the "G" command, Vim remembers the position from before this jump. This position is called a mark. To go back where you came from, use this command: `` This ` is a backtick or open single-quote character. If you use the same command a second time you will jump back again. That's because the ` command is a jump itself, and the position from before this jump is remembered.