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GSoC 2016 Week 7 & 8: Android SDK Tools in Debian


I was at DebConf for the entirety of week 7, and took another small
trip just after that during week 8. I returned home mid last week, it
was a long international trip in all, ~15 days.

DebConf was amazing. This is the first time I've been to a conference
like this, and it was a great experience. I met and chatted with a lot
of persons, and it was great to share details about my project. I also
met my colleague, Kai-Chung Yan. It was nice to meet him in person
after working on this project, and discuss and share our ideas. We
also discussed a few ideas with other people at the conference.

Kai-Chung gave a talk about our project [1], and I helped him out by
answering questions by attendees at the end of the talk. A video can
be found at [2].
[1]: https://debconf16.debconf.org/talks/18
[2]: http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2016/debconf16/Android_SDK_Tools_in_Debian.webm

Unfortunately my laptop was stolen just before the talk, due to my
carelessness. Thankfully it was encrypted, and didn't contain much
sensitive data (it was just a thin client, an arm chromebook, with
debian in a chroot). I work on this project using my main desktop
system at home, so it won't be affected too much by this.

After getting back, I caught up with what happened while I was at
DebConf, and we (the students) had a discussion about that. There was
work done to provide installers for the binaries google provides to
have a working SDK soon, as trying to build it all from source is very
complex. I'll be trying to help continue that next week, and then
switch back to building it all from source again. Need to talk with my
mentor about that.

Chirayu Desai

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