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Old 04-04-2007, 02:51 PM
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Unified ROM Project, Phase II: The Kitchen Application

Now that we've seen the light at the end of the tunnel, it's probably time to start discussing the kitchen application that will bring this ROM to the world.

Understanding that a lot of folks on the team are fatigued due to the effort in developing the UR, we still need to begin looking for the folks that will develop the kitchen application.

Knowing that application development requires a completely different skillset than ROM development, I imagine will have a much different set of players.

To that end, I am going to start another "help wanted thread" that will be used to recruit the team for the next phase.

Obviously, if you participated in the first phase, your input and experience are valuable to phase 2. Of course, participation is voluntary, and there will be no hard feelings torwards anyone who chooses not to participate in phase 2.

Now that the disclaimers are out of the way, in several of our discussions at the beginning of the project, we debated the type of tool that would be used to create the custom ROMs from the kitchen. We have gone back and forth between a web-based tool and a stand-alone application. A decision was never made.

I'd like to re-open that debate, as the answer will dictate the kind of skillsets we will need proceed with phase 2.

All opinions are welcome. I will also repost this in the Apache forum for the general public.
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:05 PM
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Are you looking for something like a VB app that will configure all the possible options?

Just wondering because I do know a vb programer who has a 6700....
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I think a web-based option would be easiest for users, as it takes *some* power away from them and makes it a little more idiot proof. If it is a stand alon app, then I would think the users would be able to cause some problems, and then there would be an explosion of "HELP ME" threads out there.

That being said, I am not a programmer, so the level of effort needed for each option I cannot estimate...
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well, there's two big ways to go to be decided (methinks) first...

whatever it is, is it going to result in
a) a rom, ready to burn or
b) a kitchen, ready to build

For a, you're gonna need some backend support.
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Well, not having ever used a kitchen before this project I found it quite easy to follow the instructions to build a working rom back in the beginning...
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well, there's two big ways to go to be decided (methinks) first...

whatever it is, is it going to result in
a) a rom, ready to burn or
b) a kitchen, ready to build

For a, you're gonna need some backend support.
I think the original idea behind our project was to produce a ROM, ready to burn. And I'd be inclined to stick with that. That way there's no worries about packaging OEMs and such. We can just dump them into database let the user select them. This probably means that a web app would be the best way to go.
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Are you looking for something like a VB app that will configure all the possible options?

Just wondering because I do know a vb programer who has a 6700....
A VB app could be a possibility, if we the route of a standalone application.
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Is there someone who wants to host a web-based solution?

What does the solution need to do (technical requirements)?
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well, there's two big ways to go to be decided (methinks) first...

whatever it is, is it going to result in
a) a rom, ready to burn or
b) a kitchen, ready to build

For a, you're gonna need some backend support.
I think the original idea behind our project was to produce a ROM, ready to burn. And I'd be inclined to stick with that. That way there's no worries about packaging OEMs and such. We can just dump them into database let the user select them. This probably means that a web app would be the best way to go.
I think that would be the easiest bet for the users. Not sure about the programmers, but I would like to have this option!

One question is though...there are cetain apps that people have created OEMs for (think of a certain threaded text messaging app ) that users might want to build in. Now, I know that the kitchen will be released for all to use and you can build off-line, but some mention that the kitchen will only have free apps or trail apps...maybe I'm getting ahead of the process here...
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Is there someone who wants to host a web-based solution?

What does the solution need to do (technical requirements)?
If we go the web route, then yes.

Perhaps we should have a roundtable IRC chat to discuss the requirements so we can determine the best way to proceed.
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