Vote for an XDA forum!General


Last Updated: 2012-10-29 18:05:28
  1. azoller1

    azoller1 Well-Known Member Contributor


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  2. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

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  3. hayneskr

    hayneskr Well-Known Member

    Added my 2 cents as well :)
  4. Lightswarm

    Lightswarm Well-Known Member

    Done deal. The phone deserves to be known, it has so much potential.
  5. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    actually if more of the devs post saying they are working on it, it will help more. Dev work is what gets the device attention and thus making it more worthy of its own forum ;)
  6. reeseboy

    reeseboy Well-Known Member

    Added my 2 cents...
  7. Neph81

    Neph81 Well-Known Member

    True, but most of the fly-by-night devs I've seen that say they are willing to work on it are nothing more then porters and skinners. "Oh, I'll work on it once someone gets CM9 functional". Sorry, getting CM9 functional is the battle, not putting a skin on it and calling it "insert ROM name". The core group we having going right now seems to be the only ones that truly care at this point. When I see another dev step up and help fix either our bluetooth issue or getting data functional on CM9, I'll be extremely impressed.

    /end rant.
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  8. azoller1

    azoller1 Well-Known Member Contributor

    whoa good job everyone there are like 25 more replies! hopefully they see it
  9. reeseboy

    reeseboy Well-Known Member

    I would love to help if I had the knowledge... the last rom work I did was back in the WM 6.5 leak days, and I didn't do much then really. I don't think I'd have anything to offer to android development without a crazy learning curve.

    I'd probably reskin and call it "ReeseBoy ICS for the lactose intolerant" :p
  10. Neph81

    Neph81 Well-Known Member

    So start reading. I knew jack about deving android before I bought the spec. I played around with my droid 1 a lot, but never got into the guts of it. Everything I've learned, I've learned from google. Yeah, I had a back round in linux before hand and that has helped, but everything is googleable. Right now I'm pulling down the source code for MSM, but it's taking for ever with my constant net drops. I plan on going thru and trying till I find something that works. Hopefully TDM beats me to the punch, but at least I'm trying. That's what we really need. People to try, even if it doesn't work.
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  11. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    I guess I'm not sure what an XDA forum would bring you that you don't already have here?

    Is it just to get one or do you feel that developers are missing something here?
  12. Nokoko

    Nokoko Well-Known Member

    Personally I avoid XDA, most of the devs there can be outright rude (sometimes with good reason, but it's still unnecessary; Neph is a perfect example of a dev that can handle repetitive noob questions very patiently ;)) and as Neph mentioned many of them are not really even devs, just porters and themers... I will not install anything on my phone that was messed with by somebody that doesn't know what they are doing. We've had a few come and go here, making big promises that they couldn't deliver on, that would be a bigger problem on XDA. I say if someone's interested in deving for the Spectrum let them come here, where the core knowledge and experience already exists.
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  13. MrDangerous

    MrDangerous Well-Known Member

    Sometimes devs from similar devices can work on an issue your having trouble with.
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  14. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Thanks for the input. I was just seeing if there was room for improvement here. If someone has an idea for a way to improve things they can always shoot any staff member a pm or start a thread in the private chat with staff section :)
  15. IMUcarmen

    IMUcarmen Well-Known Member

    You need to put a copyright on that neph. That might even make it into webster's 2014 edition :p lol
  16. IMUcarmen

    IMUcarmen Well-Known Member

    I think the biggest reason for having an xda forum for the spectrum would be to try and get the phone a bit more attention from developers. xda is more of a developers site and every highly respected and established developer does a majority of their work over there. Thats my understanding in why some want one.

    I personally don't use xda and have forgotten my account name and password that brandonson112 made for me last june. I think it would be positive to have another forum for our phone but I don't think any other forum would become what we already have here. Android Central has an LG spectrum section and it's like a barren wasteland. For whatever reason this has become home for spectrum owners. I personally like this forum more than the others I've used. The ops on xda tend to make their threads a bit cluttered and hard to follow with all the different size text, and different colors, and 50 links in-bedded into the thread. It's a bit out of control IMO.

    But I think that it couldn't hurt to have more forums for our little device. Plus now that we have ICS and our phone has decent specs, and sells for cheap, it may invite a few more devs onboard. Lets hope, I really would love to have cm10 :]
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  17. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    +1

    You've came along way in the few months I've known you. ;)

    Well I think most of that has been covered, I feel AF is more of a users forum than a development forum. I mean look at how many links to xda or rootz gets posted here on how to do or fix something.

    I have been on both sides of that. Some devs, or so they call themselves, are down right asshats. Other are just as helpful as I am, some are the post stuff poop type, some are umm... worthless, some are just after the fame and glory, some are just after donations of any kind with no real intent of doing anything other than kanging someone elses shyt n claiming it as their work. Which we have here way too much esp when some of us call them out as we see em... but thats a diff debate lol.

    basically the more exposure, the more help and assistance we can get. ;)
  18. megaghostgamer

    megaghostgamer Well-Known Member

  19. MrDangerous

    MrDangerous Well-Known Member

    I've seen some devs just come along for no real reason and port a rom to a phone just because. Maybe, oh hey you guys have ICS now, let me snip a kernel and a few libs from your rom , ok here's Paranoid Android, or AOKP, or Evervolv
  20. Lightswarm

    Lightswarm Well-Known Member

    I'm suddenly inspired. Thanks to your words, I'm going to learn the art of development. I really want to help and get hands on, and its compelling to the point where I want to learn. Now where do I start?
  21. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    With CM, PA, or AOKP there is no reason to dirty port it when src is readily available. ;)
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  22. azoller1

    azoller1 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Which one of those is easiest to compile from source? I was thinking about compiling a PA ROM then port it over
  23. MrDangerous

    MrDangerous Well-Known Member

    Was just picking roms at random. How about ... Sense! :p
  24. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Compiling the ROMs isn't going to be the issue, its getting them to work on your device ;)
  25. real0325

    real0325 Well-Known Member

    I told the guys in the (intuition) thread too contact you guys for help, if not for you crack team of devs. The spec would be dead.

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