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#AOSP downloads just got much bigger! I just did a repo sync on android-14.0.0_r29 and was surprised that it downloaded almost 900 GB of data! Why?

Answer: before r29, most of the binary blobs in the manifest were marked with clone-depth="1" so you only got the most recent version. Now you get all versions. For example .repo/projects/device/google/bluejay-kernel.git/ has gone from 0.5 GB to 14 GB

Solution: *always* set the clone depth to 1 when you repo init:

$ repo init --depth=1 -u .....


Is it me or is #Google slowly removing accessibility support from #android #aosp apps?
I'm running android 12.1 and included calendar and keyboard are no longer accessible. Keyboard is not a problem for me, as I am using 3rd party braille keyboards either soft braille keyboard or the one included within corvus suite of apps.
However I am unable to find an accessible calendar app.
Etar is partially accessible, only the agenda view is useable with the screen reader.
Simple calendar has accessibility issues.
Have you got some more tips?

I've submitted a patch to the #AOSP to take the next step in what was probably, externally, my least popular contribution to #Android while I was at Google. Here's the reason I think it's time to go beyond deprecating `adb backup` and remove it entirely.…