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How to Run Android Emulator for Development Without Android Studio?

      Usually, we will install Android Studio to run our code in its Android Emulator. This emulator is usually called AVD (Android Virtual Device) Emulator. But, sometimes when you don't need Android Studio for the development process but still need the AVD Emulator, it will become a hassle to install a whole Android Studio to your PC.     So I will show you how we will install and run AVD Emulator without installing any Android Studio. Here's the step to install AVD Emulator to your PC without Android Studio. Get Tools Package      tools package is part of Android SDK, a group of packages that are needed for Android development. tools package is used for managing other packages to create AVD's. Here's the step for getting the tools package:          1. Go to the Android Studio download page .     2. Scroll down until you found a section for downlo

Alternative Way To Install Upwork Desktop App For Manjaro(Arch Linux)


    A few days ago, I wanted to install Upwork desktop application to my Manjaro OS. Before this, I succeed to install the Upwork desktop application on my Windows 10 OS. But when I tried to install the application to my Manjaro OS, there was an error when the installation process tried to fetch the binary from the AUR (Archlinux User Repository). I already tried to check my connection, VPN, and try some solutions from the internet but they were not helped at all.

    Until I found an answer from the Upwork community site. And I think it can be applied to another application that maybe cannot be installed easily from some of Arch Linux’s application repositories.

    But for this article, I will use Upwork desktop application as an example. Okay, then let’s go to the installation process.

1. Download the RPM file, the extension that is usually used for installing Redhat application, for the Upwork application here.

2. Then unpack the RPM file with with this command. If you don't have binary yet, then you can install it from Manjaro application manager or AUR. upwork*.rpm 

3. After this, opt and usr directory should be apprear at your current directory. Then copy the content of the directory to some other directory like this.

sudo cp -r opt/Upwork /opt/
sudo cp -r usr/share/ /usr/share/

4. Then you can run your app with this command.


5. To make it easier for us to access the application, let's make a desktop entry to /usr/share/applications. I made a file named upwork.desktop in that directory and fill it with this setting:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Upwork Desktop Tool

    I have an Upwork desktop application's icon at the /home/kuuhaku86/Applications/upwork/ directory so I fill the Icon section like that. You can download the icon from the internet and choose whatever Upwork icon that you want.

    And now we can use Upwork desktop application at Manjaro, yay!

    Well I haven't try this step with another application but I think the step is still almost the same.

    Thank you and see you again!



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