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  • Kaidan on Plasma Mobile

    Thanks to Bhushan Shahs recent work, I could test Kaidan on Plasma Mobile today. Here is how it looks like: Kaidan running on Plasma Mobile in tablet mode Notifications in Plasma Mobile Plasma Mobile’s quick settings and notification menu Kaidan’s new messages counter

  • Introduction to debian packaging

    In the last weeks I got the impression that many people think of debian packaging as as a sort of black magic. It may seem like it is, because it’s sometimes hard to get started, but it’s quite easy once you know a few basic commands. First, setting up a...

  • Debian rootfs for Halium

    _,met$$$$$gg. root@chaozu ,g$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$P. ----------- ,g$$P" """Y$$.". OS: Debian GNU/Linux buster/sid armv7l ,$$P' `$$$. Host: Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. MSM8937-PMI8950 QRD SKU1 DVT1 ',$$P ,ggs. `$$b: Kernel: 3.18.31-perf-g680cc1490f5 `d$$' ,$P"' . $$$ Uptime: 6 mins $$P d$' , $$P Packages: 371 $$: $$. - ,d$$' Shell: bash 4.4.12 $$; Y$b._ _,d$P' Terminal:...

  • Debian and OpenRC

    Today I experimented with using the OpenRC initsystem in debian. I did all the steps in a virtual machine, but they should work on real hardware too. After installing debian in the VM using a netinstall image of debian stretch, I could directly start converting the system to OpenRC. This...

  • Porting an Android device to Halium

    The device I started to port is the BQ Aquaris U, codenamed chaozu. Unfortunately, the device is not yet supported by LineageOS as an official device, but a device tree by aquaris-dev exists. I won’t repeat the whole porting guide here, so if you don’t know Halium yet but want...

  • Getting text and tables out of PDF files

    Recently I wanted to improve the timetable of out school, but it is only available in PDF format which isn’t easy to turn into a real html webpage. At least that was what I thought first. The PDF file contains text on the first page, and a table on the...

  • My experiences with moving git repositories

    Moving a gist to a real github or gitea / gogs repository Sometimes you start writing a small script which doesn’t need a real git repository because it’s just one file, but after a while the script grows and is not only one file anymore. Maybe you also need pull...

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