Sapphire?

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  1. charrod796
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    According to the changelog only 2 new minor updates to Sapphire from v1.1.1 to v2.0 am I missing something?

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    You're missing something.

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    I do not notice much change either. I thought there would be more to it.
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    Well, a lot of unwritten changes occur under the hood, as you are going up in FRG builds as well.
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    There were base upgrades (source and props) and the inclusion of several features (rotary, appwidgetpicker, built-in wiimote setup, 2.1 volume controls, and long press back to kill).

    But with brining 3 new phones in, and bring ruby to a way more stable state, I think the jump to 2.0.0 was just fine.

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    I think there would have been more if not for gingerbread. I'm thinking they want to shift focus from Froyo over to GB...and I've got no issue with that. The philosophy with the GEM series has been keep it fast keep it stable. They don't add things in for the sake of having features to brag about if it will impact the performance and stability. If you're looking for bells and whistles there are plenty of ROMs out there that have them. I've tried a bunch feature based roms and I always end up back on Sapphire because it just feels so much more solid
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    I apologize I do not want to be negative. It runs great. I would like to use it in the future. But I have used many roms that are very very stable and still have alot of features and great battery life. App widget picker, rotary lock, long press back, 2.1 volume should be included in every new rom and I am grateful for those things, but some roms have gone above and beyond that without sacrificing stability. At least include black mms, black bar, and non-stock dialer.
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    Include themed items? That's just silly. If need be, grab these items out of another rom and push em in. Sapphire is about staying stock, stable, and smooth. You say roms have more and don't sacrifice, but the fact is they do.

    Cvpcs has said plenty before he won't add something for the sake of adding features. He will add some needed features, ones that are very useful or nice to have. Otherwise, if you want more, you will have to roll your own version of the rom.

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    wasn't taking it as negativity..just explaining my thoughts on the matter :) I agree it's not very feature rich but that's kinda the idea of it...stable base rom that can be themed and tweaked.
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    Yes sorry I do not want to burn any bridges here. I am a Graphic Designer and get hung up on the look of an interface sometimes. I will come back to this rom when there are other themes available. Not all features = instability. I still think more features should have been included to compete with other roms.
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    No worries man we're not gonna tar and feather you or nothing.
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    I tried the rom and it is fast as always but sourcery and cm are both blazing fast with tons of features. I understand what they are trying to do and it just be tough supporting one rom for 4 devices but for this big of a jump in versions, I was expecting a bit more. Not trying to flame, they did make a kick-ass rom just a bit too plain for my liking
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    It's not for everyone. I'm not into the crazy features as much so I guess it doesn't bother me much, I've tried a whole host of different ROMs and I always seem to come back for one reason or another. Thats why it's great to have the ability to mess around and change whenever you want :)
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    I guess that's true :)


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    Personally I've always thought that the gem series was more towards speed and stability and they don't include things in their rom that there is already an app for.
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    You can have speed and stability in a rom and also have features. I might try this rom though with handcent and I will install a themed dialer patch and I will modify the black bar myself.
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    /me grabs tar and sends cvpcs off for feathers

    j/k

    It's all about our philosophy, we choose to do as few things as possible, taking what we feel are the most important modifications out of all there are out there plus what we do ourselves. We write all of our changes from scratch, even if they are implemented elsewhere, and we only add in what we feel is important.

    Our approach is and will always be from the angle of "less is more" and for some that isn't good enough, and that's ok, but for many it's exactly what they want. :)

    hope you enjoy the rom if you choose to come back to it.
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    Well please note that the roms are being made for multiple phones and arenot solely focused on Sapphire. Obsidian here I come :)

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    Yeah Frik has it right there..not many roms span nearly as many devices and with the compatibility as far as theming goes it's pretty cool
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    I don't want features and pretty looks. I want stable and clean.
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