Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Karim Yaghmour's Headless Android Presentation

The highlight of the Android Builders Summit (ABS) for me was Karim's session on Headless Android (that was probably pretty obvious.) He gave a great presentation on actually stripping out all the stuff that depends on the UI, like the WindowManager and SurfaceFlinger.

He showed a running system with his modifications with no UI and it was a beautiful thing. When I saw the code running, I got a tear in my eye and started asking if anyone had a tissue!

With Karim's permission, I'm posting a link to his presentation.

Headless Android Slides from ABS

The folks at the Linux Foundation that hosted ABS will have the presentations and videos up by Monday on their site. I'll post links when they show up.

If you want to download the git repository with the headless android changes that Karim did, then here are the commands:
$ repo init -u git:// -b headless
$ repo sync
I wanted to thank Karim for his work on this front! 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for attending. It was great to meet someone that shares this interest. Looking forward to collaborating moving forward.