Sunday, June 15, 2014

Beanstalk ROM: More Than I Can Chew...

Just a few days back I posted new repos for Beanstalk ROM just after my first successful build. I was thinking that I would be able to quickly get to a point where I could manageably update Beanstalk on a regular basis but this is looking less and less likely. The problem is the framworks_base repo. I've tried merging CM and AOSP but there were just way too many merge errors. I just do not have the skill to deal with that many merge errors and as time goes on, the frameworks_base repo will get further and further behind in code updates causing more and more issues. I never wanted to be the sole maintainer of a ROM. I'm really more interested in kernel development for the devices that I own. That's really where I want to focus my effort in developing my skills and trying to maintain this ROM is taking me away from my goals. It's a shame, I really like Beanstalk but it seems that it lives and dies with Scott.

My apologies to all, I know that it seems that this project was just starting to gain traction again but alas... For Galaxy Player 5, Galaxy Exhibit / Ace 2e,  and Hisense Sero 7 pro owners that were running my Beanstalk builds, I'm switching to Carbon ROM. I'll be running builds soon so keep an eye out for that.

P.S. If anyone would like to try their hand at it maintaining Beanstalk and have questions or need anything, let me know.