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This is largely due to the security model. On Android, each application runs in its own silo. This is completely different to a desktop OS, where all applications have full access to all the user's data. If we have two applications, A and B, that both use a shared library. If they used the same copy, then potentially application A could break into ...


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Android does have a facility for sharing libraries, but it is a little cumbersome to use so seems to be rarely used in practice. Applications that use Google Play Services, for instance, use this model. The support library, however, specifically does not use this facility because it is expected that applications may be closely tied to a specific version of ...


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Does programmable persistent scheduling exist for Linux? Yes. The at command is designed to execute commands once at a specified time in the future. But caveat emptor. Like cron, Unix's repeating-event scheduler, at has been available essentially forever. But it doesn't get as much attention as cron, and in some quarters it has a bit of a reputation for ...


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While you cannot sign applications for iOS on Linux, and thus distribute them through the accepted methods, you can develop (with the same APIs) on Linux using Theos. This is the toolchain used by the jailbreak community to develop apps for iOS, and it is cross-platform. If your iOS device is jailbroken, I believe you'll be able to push the compiled ...



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