Virtuous Team Monthly Update

I have decided to start doing monthly updates to let you all know about current development and the projects which the team is working.

So I will start with the question that you are all asking

Sense 3.5
As those of you who follow us on twitter will know we have said a couple of times that we are waiting for a better base, I would like to explain to you a bit more about our current view on this matter.
Before the Unity project official Virtuous release were always based on stable releases from HTC, this was to eliminate any bugs that may of been present it leaked ROM's but to keep Virtuous ROM's on the cutting edge we had to start using leaks then re-basing our ROM's once stable releases were released.
These leaked and stable ROM's come in the form of RUU (ROM Update Utility). We have an RUU for HTC Bliss but the one that we really want to work on is the HTC Runnymede. Currently we are unable to get the leaked RUU for this device as there is only one development team that has access to it and all ROM's that are currently available are based off this teams original release. We could base our ROM of this but this is not a route that we wish to go down. As and when we get the RUU we will work to build the ROM from the ground up using are own tweaks and optimization's so you get the fast and stable ROM's that you are used to from us.
So rest assured it will come but only when we can release something that is our own work.

Unity
Some of you have commented to be that development on Unity has slowed down recently. This is because like you we are waiting to start on Sense 3.5, currently we are undecided if we should just update Unity to 3.5 or make it a brand new project. It seems like the majority would be happy with us to update to Unity to 3.5 but if there is enough demand for a Unity to remain a Sense 3.0 ROM we will release a final and stable version. If you could let me know your thoughts on this it would be appreciated.

New Devices
We recently added the HTC Doubleshot to Unity's list of supported devices, we have now purchased the device and we should have it in our hands in the next few days. Initial feedback is very good on the a build that has been done blind and we would like to thank our tester unclespoon for his hard work in helping us to get Unity booting and to fcreeves for starting the ball rolling. We would also like to thank everyone who donated not only for Doubleshot but also everyone who donated for the Incredible S.
As any Inc S owner will tell you this has been the device with most device specific problems. Again we have now ordered this device and are looking forward to improving the Unity experience for Inc S owners.
Again a big thanks to all who donated and everyone else for there support, its you guys and girls who make the the work we do enjoyable.

Other Projects
As you are all no doubt aware last month saw us create our own forum and apart from the inevitable spam that is getting posted its been great for us to have a place where are users can come to help each other out and get help from the team when required. Big thanks to rmk for getting this setup.
rmk has been very busy recently due to a new job that is taking up a lot of his spare time. But rest assured he plans to update G-Lite and Virtuous Sense as soon as he can.

Diamondback has been busy working on the m10tools project, you can find more info in the deticated section of our forum.

Mdeejay has been busy updating the Unity series of kernels and working on Virtuous Sensation.

Flemmard is still playing with his HP Touchpad and has been busy with is real job

chrisch1974 has been doing the builds for the Doubleshot as well as working on the new Virtuous Tweaks app. This something we are very proud of as it is one of the first apps to be built using the HTC Sense SDK.

Wrap Up
I hope you have found this interesting and informative if there is anything you would like me to write about in future updates please email me at [email protected], send me a PM on XDA or catch me our IRC. I welcome all feedback and all ways try to reply to all messages.
Thanks for taking the time read.


5 Comments:

wzu7 said...

good article @ news...no we feel closed to the team..

kufat said...

Thanks for all the great work. I heard that rmk is still putting effort into keeping Unity for the old Incredible alive, which I appreciate. Looking forward to it, but of course his day job has to come first.

ssdrtran said...

Keep up the good work guys. My Iconia is kinda lonely not getting updates to Virtuous Galaxy. Unity rocks!

SSAANNZZ said...

In my opinion i would like to see a finished stable version of unity sense 3.0 and a new "uni-mmade" port. Becouse, if someone just wants to keep 3.0 it can get it nice and easy- And if you are tired or want to try another flavor, you just pick 3.5!
By the way, thanks for all the great work you made on such devices, keep up the good work!

Maverick-DBZ- said...

Since it was asked, I'd prefer a FINAL stable build of Sense 3.0 before a new project is started using a new base for 3.5.

Thank you for the update and glad to see that Incredible S is finally on it's way. ^_^

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