Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Android Etherent State Tracker Cont.

Ok, I have committed the first release of the etherent state tracker for the Android. You can check out code from git.android-x86.org by using branch name eth-nm-dev-br. It is an alpha release. Please report the issues to the android-x86 group

Monday, August 24, 2009

Etherent state tracker cont.

Slow.... the build is so slow, it eats up my 50% of time.

I'm getting there. I still need to clean up the conntectivityservice. This class does now know anything other than wifi and mobile. I need to add etherent into it. But before that I will try out the basic functionality and release a test path .

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Add state tracker for etherent devices

Android has state tracker (the connection management) for both mobile connections and wifi connections. But it does not support ethernet devices.
This is not an issue for a phone , but it causes following issues with netbook:
1. you can not manage your ethernet device from UI at all
2. With current way of enabling ethernet device (netcfg eth0 dhcp). If you unplug/plug cable, you will not have your dhcp ip address reset
3. ethernet device can not report connectivity changes correctly

Now, I'm working on the ethernet state tracker support for Android-x86. This blog thread is created to track this work.