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Sapphire updater/toolkit

Discussion in 'cvpcs' started by bhughesiii, Jun 30, 2010.

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    UD has the UD Control Center, BB now has the BB Toolbox. Both of these allow to remove/reinstall system apps, make changes and what not. BB Toolkit even has an updater for when new releases are out. I would love to see something of that nature for sapphire. If I had any experience in developing apps I would totally be all over it.


    What do y'all think?
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    bugzilla ;-) features request... :)

    cvp and i can't remember all of this stuff :p that's why it's there lol
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    OH I intend to make it a request, I just wanted to see other peoples opinions.
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    It's an obvious yes.
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    Yeah, would love to see an app with these features. I'm horrible at command line stuff because I don't have a mind for details. When I don't use them often, I forget the specific verbiage of commands and whatnot. I prefer gui interfaces. Plus I like shiny.

    Would be sweet to see something that included a gui for running scripts, an interface for downloading updates, and a section for official themes. Sorta mimics some of the features of rom manager, but would eliminate the reliance on that tool and prevent nonsupported stuff from confusing people.

    Also, then you could build in a feature for flashing new themes to flash the stock theme by default before flashing the new theme to prevent issues (as is recommended on the wiki).

    If you don't get a feature request in for it I'll put one in a bit. Gotta run to a meeting right now, stupid work....
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    Feature request submitted
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    I would love to see this guys. This would make some things SOO easy...
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    Yes, yes, yes.
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    It should be a requirement in any new rom. :)
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    As long as it's optional, fine. Don't know anything about the toolboxes, updaters, etc that other ROMs are using, but I don't want my phone clogged with scripts that carry out the most basic of commands or change system settings based on the whim of whoever kanged the ROM together.
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    Just talking about a graphical app that runs the scripts already included in the ROM (ex. rmapk browser). Plus any other "optional" items included. Like an alert when a new update is out along with the ability to download the new update. Or download themes or kernels for the ROM.
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    Like I said, as long as it's optional. I'd rather have developers like the Sapphire team concentrate on making a better ROM than one with more bells & whistles that *nobody* really needs.

    I see these ROMs that list "features" like "with 150 scripts built right in!!" that automate tasks that can be done in ~2 seconds from adb or terminal emulator, like remove apks or switch your Nexus live wallpaper colors to one of 50 different options. Or scripts to "keep 100MB free at all times" that people run and don't understand what exactly is taking place by running said script, and then wonder why their music app "crashes."

    And I don't need something that tells me that there's an update for my ROM. Why have another service running, eating up memory, to notify me of something that a) happens maybe once every week or two and b) I can check by looking at a website?
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    they will most likely to make it optional so don't worry roll3r :p
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    Oh I know. I just hate that stuff and think everyone else should too :).
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    What world do you live in lol. :)
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    Why would anyone want a thousand scripts floating around on there phone? Look at scriptybox... it is a single program, small and contained, that does all the stuff that those thousands of scripts do... if the makers of all those scripts were actually all about there users, they would make something like that as well... it just makes sense... but then again if they were true programmers they would be building from source too...

    Scriptybox will be kanged next since the reboot option already has...

    Sorry I'm cranky haven't slept in ~20+ my mouth hurts and I hate dentists(HAVE to go see one tomorrow)... not happy...

    I apologize to any I may have offended anyone... grr..
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    I'm sure it will, plus the other features coming in .0.7.0 I love how the DEV took the credit for your reboot option!(WTF)
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2010
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    A wonderful place where everyone uses good, source built ROMs by responsive devs. A world where everyone knows simple adb commands, and Googles (or asks someone) the rest instead of relying on a script to uninstall Corporate Calendar. A fairy-tale land where "Version Information In Settings > About Phone (credit to XXX)" does not belong in a ROM's kanglog. A world where nobody considers development to be a race to see who can throw the most useless garbage into their ROM the fastest, and where even if they did, the thronging masses would not fall at the builder's feet to thank him.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2010
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    That's my excuse as well. Just had oral surgery a few days ago. At least the percocet makes the pain borderline tolerable. And has that side effect of getting you high as a kite. Legally!
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    Well said sir!!! If I wasn't broke due to having to go to the dentist, I would donate to you :)
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