I love it when all of the developers leave a phone, to leave a tinkerer standing in the middle of the crowd... to become a 'prominent' developer.
That's how I feel. So to call me a prominent developer makes me feel funny.
I think it's great that Thomas has gotten as far as he has by himself. I know that feeling. We have both dug the trove of google and spoke with other developers on IRC. Split hairs while reading logs and logcat output trying to correlate where in the code (if you have the source) a problem is happening so you can move on to the next problem.
I think there is a bigger picture here. RaverX3X is working on some open-source code to replace some of the proprietary binaries we use. Eventually, I will work those into the builds I make, as that code matures/stabilizes.
Everyone wants the latest and greatest OS, but the goal here is to just be able to build the OS from source. If we could do this on one version, it will help us to take the info we gained to port to newer versions.
If we work together to make CM7 work on our phone, it will make the attempt to go to AOSP/ICS easier (a lot easier then trying to go directly to AOSP/ICS... since our phone already runs GB).
If we get an Official ICS Kies OTA, Samsung has 60 (or was it 90) days to release the source. That would be great, but if we can focus on cm7... if we get that drop, it will make porting sooo much easier.
For everyone that produces deliverables (roms, mods, cwm hacks, themes, apps, etc...) for this phone, you rock!