Hariharan Srinath

Making Android Studio (or Eclipse ADT) work on 64-bit Ubuntu Saucy 13.10 or Trusty 14.04

Getting Android Studio (or Eclipse Android Development Tools) to run successfully on 64-bit (ie. amd64) installations of the newer Ubuntu (or underlying Debian) distributions like Trusty Thar (14.04) is not straightforward. As Android build-tools are actually 32-bit programs linked to 32-bit libraries that are not installed by default, build often fails on first installation. Unfortunately, most advise that shows up on a Google search is outdated and recommends installing the ia32-libs package which is no longer supported from Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy onwards. This article shows you how to use multiarch support to install the necessary 32-bit libraries to make Anrdoid builds work on an amd64 installation of newer versions Ubuntu.
Hariharan Srinath

Using FuseCompress to compress folders in Ubuntu

The high price to capacity ratios of Solid State Drives (SSDs) and the use of small capacity SSDs in Chromebooks mean that drive compression could be attractive solutiosn once again. This article focuses on how to use the simplest compression alternative, FuseCompress on Ubuntu.