If we're willing to settle for not so much a device maintainer as someone willing to keep the builds in this thread going with upstream CM/Android changes, then I could do that sporadically when codeworkx moves on. The building side of things isn't so much difficult as time-consuming, so that's not the problem. It's more that I don't know even a little C or C++, and whilst I have a bit of experience with Android, it's at the app level and not with the kernel/driver side of things. I might be able to fix simple issues very clearly indicated in logs, but nothing that needs a sizeable rewrite. So, I could only do builds until something major inevitably breaks later on.
With that in mind, it'd be better for everyone if someone appears with experience of either Android porting, Linux driver development, or at least C; but as far as I've seen, we don't really have anyone of that sort. I'm just offering in case no-one more able will do it.
Originally Posted by elitewarrior
Is Linux a MUST have or recommended? Is Windows 7 64 bit fine? If not can I just use a virtual machine with Ubuntu? And sorry last question if I do need Linux does it matter if its 32 bit or 64bit?
A VM will work as far as I'm aware, but it will mean you have the extra overhead of another OS running; which is particularly important in terms of RAM and I/O, both of which are pretty significant factors for compiling. I wouldn't suggest it unless you have a lot of RAM and a fast drive, though you can substitute patience for the latter. Also, you absolutely must have a 64-bit OS, and plenty of time.