Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Changing the naming scheme... Again.

So mason ginger G, ice I and sense S made fairly good sense, when dealing with one device, but I'm staring down the barrel of 2 more in the very immediate future. So now I'm faced with some naming difficulty. There's no reason to re-brand the kernel itself, it's already recognizable as is, so the letter scheme will need looking at. The first letter will be representative of the device, the second what android version it's made for. G for gingerbread aosp, I for ICS aosp, S is for sense, SI for sense ICS so it would be as follows:

For the Galaxy Nexus: NG, NI
For the Epic Touch 4G: TG, TI
For the Evo4G: EG, EI, ES
For the Evo4G LTE: LI, LSI

A new type or two might pop up as well. Type R which will stand for Mason builds for specific roms, so flashing them elsewhere would be a bad idea, and type D which you may have seen here in there that stands for a development kernel, so again not something you flash without explicitly knowing what its for or where. Hopefully this will be the last major change to how I tell you what kernel you're getting. We'll see how this works out. I'll be rolling that scheme out with 0.15 final. Hopefully that won't be too confusing.


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