I’ve released the source code for the Durden/CM mashup. You can check out the source by using the repo init command:
repo init -u git://git.droiddev.org/platform/manifest.git -b camel-cm
I spent some time yesterday merging Project Durden with CyanogenMod, in an effort to see how far the projects have diverged. As it turns out, most of the code fits together very cleanly. I’ve put together an engineering snapshot, and am looking for feedback from the community. If you’d like to give it a try, please visit #droidmod on freenode, and ask for a link to download the ROM.
This is by no means a polished or stable ROM. Some of the known issues include: The power off and reboot options on the power menu do not work; you will have to use adb reboot, or pull the battery to power off. YouTube does not work. The Camera app has some weird bugs, and there is a visible checkbox for apps2sd that is not actually implemented (I didn’t merge the code for apps2sd because Froyo is dropping soon).
We have not officially decided whether this will be the future of Project Durden. For now, this is just an exercise in seeing what is possible.
I am happy to announce that we have installed Gerrit on our git server, and it can be accessed at http://review.droiddev.org/. The use of Gerrit allows us to open the doors to our git servers to anyone who wants to contribute, because any change that a user makes must go through a vetting process where it is reviewed by the community before being merged in to the world-visible repository.
Gerrit allows us to use the ”repo upload’ command to accept patches from the community. It’s quite easy to configure, and I’ll go in to more details on how to do that in a future post.
I look forward to seeing what the community has to offer!
P.S., If you currently have Project Durden’s source cloned, you need to know about a change to the location of the manifest. You can rectify this by re-initializing
repo init -u git://git.droiddev.org/platform/manifest.git; repo sync
I have just been informed that the person who had control of Alldroid.org’s hosting package at Slicehost has canceled the account.
It is too early to tell if there are backups of anything important, but it seems that all data is irretrievably lost.
I would like to extend a hand out to those who are displaced, and let you know that you are welcome here.
It stings, knowing that all record of the past 6 months of my life on Alldroid are lost, that it’s gone, that it won’t be back.
Hopefully we as a community can band together and overcome this loss.
Another OTA update has appeared. Users who have rooted, but are not using SPRecovery should take extreme care, as this update contains a complete /system image, which means that it will not break the way the previous one did; it will simply erase /system and flash a complete image. If you already have SPRecovery flashed, you can safely accept the update as you did with the ESE81 update.