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Really great to meet everyone. G, thanks for all your time and insight and thank you also to G, Kelley, Chris, John, and Nidhi for making me feel so welcome!
0 · August 20, 2013
Good meeting you all.
The meeting help me fixed the slow 6Emulator problems. I downloaded the 4.1.2 x86 Atom image using the SDK manager and the emulator loaded three times faster than using the ARM image Emulator. I left out the options for HOST GPU.
I try to bring up a 4.1.2 emulator. Its very slow. Any suggestions ?
I got a directory lock by Eclipse message when I use SDK manager to download the latest environment including the x86 Atom image.
0 · August 19, 2013
I have heard good things about Intel's Android emulator. It is available from the developer.android.com site and can be downloaded through the SDK Manager.
After you left, I created an AVD with 4.3 and tried to run it. It gave me a lot of trouble, not exactly like the trouble you were having, but close. The edit scdreen gave me the option "Use host gpu." If I checked this box, everything ran horribly slow and choppy--not just the emulator, but the other apps (i.e. Chrome, my desktop) I had open too. If I unchecked it, the emulator froze when I brought up my app. The emulator's rendering is a bit weird right now. Try making an AVD with an older API level and see how that works. I think I am going to give up and just test on real devices.
My first time... How do I find you all?
We are on the second floor. Look for the "Informal Android Dev Meetup" sign.
Thanks!!! I need to buy another phone ... not good.
I made the app backup the db to the sdcard. Then I download it to the MAC.
There should be a plugin for Eclipse that checks the environment with the debug key and allows remote SQL. to the device. In the same manner that Google maps are tied with a key to the dev environment.
0 · August 15, 2013
I agree, it stinks. I have a bunch of old devices laying around for testing, so it's not too bad to have one or two of those with root access.
Debugging SQLite is a real pain. There seems to be no way to connect to a database running on the phone to test queries, look at tables etc. The security in the latest Android versions makes this all very difficult. How are you doing it?????
0 · August 14, 2013
This is true. What I do is have one or two rooted phones lying around. I can run 'adb shell', then cd to whatever directory my app is in, e.g. 'cd /data/data/com.myapp.thing', and the sqlite file is usually in the database dir there, so 'cd database' (or databases). From there, you can run 'sqlite3 myawesomedb.sqlite', and do what you need to.
Without a device with root access, you'll need a better solution.
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