no, roms usually use a specific kernel that they have with the rom that will improve battery life and power and speed.
but for example tiamat makes alot of kernels for alot of different phones and you just flash them like you would a rom.
So pardon my ignorance as I have droidx for now. So this phone has an unlocked bootloader? and root? So custom kernels will be here on release day huh?
edit: droid-life says that they can not confirm bootloader status, is that dated info?
That is a screen shot of a dev phone. Misleading, to give him the benefit of the doubt. Certainly speaks to his reliability as an "engineer". In other words, NOT.
We have a couple people getting them in their hands now, how easy is it to check? Hell I'm going by VZW later to get a phone for my wife, I'd be happy to check one.
I don't think developers can make a custom Sense kernel until HTC releases the source code for the Rezound kernel. But if an AOSP rom is ported to the Rezound you could use an AOSP custom kernel if someone has made one. Honestly though the stock Sense kernel that comes with the Rezound will probably be pretty good. HTC builds good kernels.
How do I do this...where are the instructions!!