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By Xmister, Senior Member on 22nd February 2013, 02:07 PM
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22nd February 2013, 09:34 PM |#11  
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Re: Getting rid of constant repacking
Originally Posted by TripNRaVeR

I dont want to call it bad, i just dont think this developer discussion, as we all know, and probably you also, this kinda stuff is only stuff to think about. As long as the whole community isnt adopting this it will never happen.

As you also state, it only works when enough roms are using it.. THAT is my problem here, currently we need to repack because of compat. issues sometimes.

Cool that sucks i know, you come up with this idea, without proper thinking people say cool lets do that.

When building roms, some devs like this and some devs dont like this, that will happen you can count on that. If you have 3 devs that dont use it you could end up doing MORE repacking then we need to do now.. that is what i'm trying to explain..

Therefore i said cant believe this is seriously looked into at a high mod level dev section. Hope i made my point clearer now

So your point is: "They won't use it anyway"
And why would need more repack? If half of the ROMs would use it, there would be half as much repack needed.

And in the section rules it says even overriding a notification widget should go in this forum. It's not S-OFF forum, it's Dev related forum, such as my idea.

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23rd February 2013, 12:54 AM |#12  
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Lets all be honest and say: people (users) are lazy...
So if they CAN, they WILL go for the non-repack option

Now, as I am a normal User I am not sure what the exact mechanics are behind this.
But as far as I understand it would be less work for the kernel devs.
They only have to take the "minimal" ramdisk, and put it in their kernel.
The rom makers will have to do "more" work.
But it is work they already are doing, most roms are released with a specific boot.img/kernel.
Some romdevs already are making their own kernels to get some functions (within the ramdisk) to work!
They will gladly adapt to a new way of using ramdisks...

Now I suggest to X Mister, Go for it!
Make a tutorial for rom devs, make a tutorial for kernel devs, and make a tutorial for users.
Make it easy for everyone to use this method!

Now I get what Trip is saying, when we have S-Off we won't need this..
This is very true, but S-Off is most likely not going to happen any time soon.
So in the mean time, why not try it for this device?

- I know this is not really a dev related post, but nor were the last 8 or so
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