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[ROM][WWE][FR][Feb. 10 2009]AEther 0.5 + Obsidian flavor 0.2 + New XIP/SYS[ONLINE]

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By Demo[95], Senior Member on 18th November 2008, 05:00 PM
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Etymology

The word αἰθήρ (aithēr) in Homeric Greek means "pure, fresh air" or "clear sky", imagined in Greek mythology to be the pure essence where the gods lived and which they breathed, analogous to the air breathed by mortals (also personified as a deity, Aether, the son of Erebus and Nyx). It corresponds to the concept of akasha in Hindu philosophy and is linked to Brihaspati (or the planet Jupiter) and the center direction of the compass. It is related to αἴθω "to incinerate", also intransitive "to burn, to shine" (related is the name Aithiopes (Ethiopians), meaning "people with a burnt (black) visage".

reference Wikipedia

Purpose

As you may have understand from the etymology, the goal of this ROM is to provide a really light OS without any fancy app; Just a minimal working device ready for your OWN customizations.


Why
  • Simply because each of us have different tastes/preferences and i wanted to give you the possibility to customize your device as you'd like it to be.
  • I wanted to learn cooking... and i hope you'll like my receipes
  • I needed a base ROM for my next incoming AEther "Flavored" ROM; (Flavored means préconfigured ROM)
  • I needed a base ROM for my next project; A visual environment (ala Visual Studio) which allow user to
    • at least easily customize their ROM with UC
    • maybe easily cook their own ROM... visual Kitchen

How

You can easily install wich ever application you like thanks to UC;
Please report to Sleuth255's excellent tutorials here and here.

Where

Here you'll always be abble to find the lastest downloadable version of AEther. I actually provide a WWE version and a French one.
NOTE, that i'm actually taking request for translation; If there are enought people requesting the same language i'll do the translation.


Obsidian Flavor


For those who love more shiny interfaces, i'd like to introduce you Obsidian. This is a Manilla2D enabled flavor of AEther.


While in other ROMs you won't be abble to uninstall programs or change anything the cooker decided for you, Obsidian let you do what you want.
This is simply possible as it is composed of cab files, that can be uninstalled if you don't like them.


What is there inside Obsidian ?
  • 2DManila
  • Album
  • DShow
  • AudioManager
  • CommManager
  • EnlargeStartMenu
  • GoogleMaps_compressed_2.3.0.9
  • IContact
  • LargeTitleBar
  • S2U2-1.40-QVGA
  • TaskManager
  • WLanSettings

Which means a fully fonctional Manilla2D interface + IContact + S2U2

How do i Install Obsidian ?
  • Extract the archive
  • Copy the SDConfig.txt file and Obsidian folder in the root folder of your Storage Card
  • Flash the latest AEther Rom.

How do i upgrade AEther to Obsidian (manual) ?
  • Extract the archive
  • Copy the SDConfig.txt file and Obsidian folder in the root folder of your Storage Card
  • Install each cab in the Obsidian folder

How do i upgrade AEther to Obsidian (automatic) ?
  • Extract the archive
  • Copy the SDConfig.txt file and Obsidian folder in the root folder of your Storage Card
  • Hard Reset your device

Download

Like AEther Obsidian is shipped in English and French languages :

Credits

First of all i want to thank ababrekar who gave me the first tips on cooking; I guess i wouldn't post this today without him.
All developpers who made great soft/utils/kitchen, without you guys we would still use shipped rom.
All Chefs that participate in the Cooking Class Class of 2008/09 thread; you guys are real Gurus!
Humrod with whom we've shared our knowledge on ROM translation.
 
 
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Changelog

AEther V0.51 [FR] [Feb 12 2009]
Failed upload correction

Reuploaded the correct AEther 0.5 [FR] version.
For versionning correctness, this is now called 0.51


AEther V0.5 [Feb 10 2009]
New XIP and SYS builds

Enhancements :

Code:
New XIP : 5.2.21015
New SYS : 21015.1.2.7
Registry cleanup
Removed packages :

Code:
OEM\BuildInfoPkg
OEM\COLORSKIN
OEM\ExtraFilesPkg

Obsidian V0.2 [Jan 11 2009]
UI Enhancements, WLAN fix

Added cabs :

Code:
WLANSettings
Enhancements :

Code:
Better Today theme, to fit Manilla theme.
Split 2DManilla cab into 2 cab, one for the application the other for the theme files.
Moved all possible Manilla image file to a subdirectory in Windows. (accelerate \Windows folder browsing.)
Obsidian V0.11 [Jan 03 2009]
Music tab fix.

Added cabs :

Code:
DShow (Obsidian V0.1 users can install this cab to upgrade.)


Obsidian V0.1 [Jan 02 2009]
First public release.


AEther V0.4 [Dec 27 2008]
Internationalization. {WWE - FR}

Enhancements :

Code:
Prepared the ROM for any Language translation
Created a French Translation
Cleaned a little bit the registry

AEther V0.3 [Nov 20 2008]
Correction and cleanup. (Free, mediafire)

Corrections :

Code:
Fixed Ringtone bug (XIP wrong port).
Removed packages :

Code:
SYS\SQM (Customer Experience)
Added packages :

Code:
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_DeviceInfo
Enhancements :

Code:
New XIP version 3.10.710.00
Removed ULDR partition to recover ~3MB fresh memory.
Added a custom RUU within the rar release.
AEther V0.2 [Nov 18 2008]
First public release. (Free, rapidshare)

Removed packages :

Code:
OEM\ConfigAP 
OEM\ExtendedPkg 
OEM\OperatorPkg 
OEM\OperatorPkg_PT 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_2DManila 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_2DManila_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_AdobePDF 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_AdobePDF_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_AdvancedNetwork
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_AdvancedNetwork_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_AudioBooster 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_AudioBooster_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_AudioManager 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_AudioManager_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_Album 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_Album_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_BluetoothSetting 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_BluetoothSetting_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_ClearStorage 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_ClearStorage_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_CommManager 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_CommManager_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_CyberonVoiceCommander 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_CyberonVoiceCommander_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_DataDisconnect 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_DataDisconnect_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_DeviceInfo 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_DeviceInfo_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_DShow 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_DShow_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_EnlargeStartMenu 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_EnlargeStartMenu_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_EzInput 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_EzInput_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_Field_T_e_s_t 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_Field_T_e_s_t_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_FullScreenPlayer 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_FullScreenPlayer_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_GSMT_e_s_tMode 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_GSMT_e_s_tMode_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_HTCGesture 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_HTCGesture_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_HTCHomePlugIn 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_HTCHomePlugIn_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_HTCMessage 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_HTCMessage_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_LongPressEndKey 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_LongPressEndKey_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_JBlendJava 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_JBlendJava_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_LargeTitleBar 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_LargeTitleBar_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_MicrophoneAGC 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_MicrophoneAGC_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_Mute 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_Mute_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_Opera_Browser_WWE 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_Opera_Browser_WWE_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_OutlookEnhancement 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_OutlookEnhancement_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_PhoneCanvas 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_PhoneCanvas_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_PictureEnhancement 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_PictureEnhancement_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_RSSHub 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_RSSHub_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_SIM_MGR_exe 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_SIM_MGR_exe_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_StreamingMedia 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_StreamingMedia_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_StreamingSrcFilter 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_StreamingSrcFilter_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_TaskManager 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_TaskManager_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_TouchFlo 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_TouchFlo_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_USBtoPC_exe 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_USBtoPC_exe_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_USBToPCPopUp 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_USBToPCPopUp_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_YouTube 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_YouTube_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_VoiceRecorder 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_VoiceRecorder_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_VolumeControl 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_VolumeControl_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_WLANSettings 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_WLANSettings_0409 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_ZIP 
OEM\PACKAGE_Elfin_ZIP_0409 
SYS\AUTOUPDATE 
SYS\Autoupdate_Lang_0409 
SYS\Entertainment 
SYS\Entertainment_DPI_96 
SYS\Entertainment_Lang_0409 
SYS\Entertainment_Lang_0409_DPI_96 
SYS\GPSID 
SYS\Office 
SYS\Office_DPI_96 
SYS\Office_Lang_0409 
SYS\Office_Lang_0409_DPI_96 
SYS\OneNote 
SYS\OneNote_lang_0409 
SYS\INTERNETSHARING 
SYS\SampleMusic 
SYS\SqlCeMobile 
SYS\SqlCeMobile_Lang_0409 
SYS\Transcriber 
SYS\Transcriber_Lang_0409 
SYS\Transcriber_Lang_0409_DPI_96 
SYS\WelcomeCenter 
SYS\WelcomeCenter_Lang_0409 
SYS\WindowsLive 
SYS\WindowsLive_DPI_96 
SYS\WindowsLive_Lang_0409
Upgraded packages :

Code:
SYS\NETCF 2.0 ->3.5
Added packages :

Code:
OEM\SDAutoRunv20
AEther V0.1 [Nov 13 2008]
Initial release, for beta testers only.
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Todo
  • Clean even more in OEM.
  • Clean in SYS.
  • Remove unused key in registry.
  • Update Connection DB.
  • Remove ULDR Partition. (DONE)
  • Add a french translation. (DONE)
  • Obsidian flavor. (DONE)

Requests
  • battery lifetime tweak(s).

Requested Cabs
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Originally Posted by Demo[95]

...the goal of this ROM is to provide a really light OS without any fancy app; Just a minimal working device ready for you OWN customizations.

yeah finally, thanks! i'll trying your rom... :)
18th November 2008, 06:19 PM |#5  
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any news about the memory usage on elf?
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Quote:
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any news about the memory usage on elf?

Sorry i didn't found any beta tester for elf? will you be mine?
18th November 2008, 06:33 PM |#7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Demo[95]

Sorry i didn't found any beta tester for elf? will you be mine?

maybe i'm downloading your rom now .. but it would be a good idea to post what components still are available in this rom ..
18th November 2008, 06:33 PM |#8  
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très bon.. Bravo monsieur .. Finally a french man is out with ROM..
18th November 2008, 06:48 PM |#9  
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Can someone upload this somewhere ?
The rapidshare link is over its max. 10 times download.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Techie87

maybe i'm downloading your rom now .. but it would be a good idea to post what components still are available in this rom ..

Kinda answered your question in the changelog (second post).
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This sounds really great! Is it an updated version (new SIP and XIP) from the version of Ababrekar?? this ROM (which I'm still using as one of the best roms!)

I'm really looking forward to download and try this ROM! Has it also the tweaks for speeding up and batterylife which is also in version 14.01 from Ababrekar?

So all crap (which I don't use anyway) is deleted and only the speeded up ROM is available with the newest XIP and SIP?

What about memory usage?
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