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THIS IS IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU COMMENT


Hello Everyone,

This is an important announcement regarding the future of PAC-ROM and our progress towards N.

As you all know, we've been working hard around the clock to get PAC-7.0 ready to go. However, as we've had major progress towards porting N over to PAC, we've been busy talking in the background about killing off the PAC-ROM Project as a whole and to focus on a whole new direction to modernize and revitalize both our staff and to put the PAC Reputation in the past and focus on creating something bigger and better.

Since the birth of PAC-ROM we've seen a HUGE increase in numbers and it is without a doubt one of the best ROM communities that I have worked with and have been a part of, however, as we unanimously decided it was better for both the PAC reputation and our staff's health to change the way we focus on ROM's.
 
I want to reassure you all that we are IN NO WAY leaving the ROM Community whatsoever, our focus will be developing a whole new ROM while keeping you all in the loop about our progress through Development Diaries etc.

I know a lot of you will think that we've got internal issues or have no money to operate on, but I want to tell you that all these things are not true. We're working on making sure that our ROM doesn't conflict with any legal issues when we get partnerships, etc. as this will affect our potential revenue streams to help sustain our community.
 
So to clear the air and summarize, it is confirmed that we will be killing PAC and ending ourselves at PAC-6.0, yes this is a sad day and no we will no longer be supporting PAC-ROM through our social media channels.  

ALL MAINTAINERS PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE RELEASING A FINAL PAC-ROM SOMETIME IN THE NEXT DAY OR TWO, PLEASE CHANGE YOUR TAGS FROM UNOFFICIAL TO OFFICIAL.

Signing Off,

Lokesh, Aaron, Jaaga, Humza, José and the rest of the PAC-ROM team.

 

AS OF October 1st, 2016 at 12:00AM EASTERN STANDARD TIME, ALL PAC-ROM SUPPORT IS DEAD, ALL INFORMATION REGARDING OUR NEW PROJECT WILL BE RELAYED VIA OUR G+ PAGE, ONCE WE MOVE, PAC-ROM PAGES WILL ALL BE REMOVED AND EVERYONE MOVES OVER TO OUR NEW PROJECT.


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See the date, it's from today!

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THIS IS IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU COMMENT


Hello Everyone,

This is an important announcement regarding the future of PAC-ROM and our progress towards N.

As you all know, we've been working hard around the clock to get PAC-7.0 ready to go. However, as we've had major progress towards porting N over to PAC, we've been busy talking in the background about killing off the PAC-ROM Project as a whole and to focus on a whole new direction to modernize and revitalize both our staff and to put the PAC Reputation in the past and focus on creating something bigger and better.

Since the birth of PAC-ROM we've seen a HUGE increase in numbers and it is without a doubt one of the best ROM communities that I have worked with and have been a part of, however, as we unanimously decided it was better for both the PAC reputation and our staff's health to change the way we focus on ROM's.
 
I want to reassure you all that we are IN NO WAY leaving the ROM Community whatsoever, our focus will be developing a whole new ROM while keeping you all in the loop about our progress through Development Diaries etc.

I know a lot of you will think that we've got internal issues or have no money to operate on, but I want to tell you that all these things are not true. We're working on making sure that our ROM doesn't conflict with any legal issues when we get partnerships, etc. as this will affect our potential revenue streams to help sustain our community.
 
So to clear the air and summarize, it is confirmed that we will be killing PAC and ending ourselves at PAC-6.0, yes this is a sad day and no we will no longer be supporting PAC-ROM through our social media channels.  

ALL MAINTAINERS PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE RELEASING A FINAL PAC-ROM SOMETIME IN THE NEXT DAY OR TWO, PLEASE CHANGE YOUR TAGS FROM UNOFFICIAL TO OFFICIAL.

Signing Off,

Lokesh, Aaron, Jaaga, Humza, José and the rest of the PAC-ROM team.

 

AS OF October 1st, 2016 at 12:00AM EASTERN STANDARD TIME, ALL PAC-ROM SUPPORT IS DEAD, ALL INFORMATION REGARDING OUR NEW PROJECT WILL BE RELAYED VIA OUR G+ PAGE, ONCE WE MOVE, PAC-ROM PAGES WILL ALL BE REMOVED AND EVERYONE MOVES OVER TO OUR NEW PROJECT.


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yes to me that is awesome news, I am ready to Build 7.1.1+ right now...POW! <3
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So here is the low down on PAC MM, we've got the good news and the bad news but let's just start with the good for now :)

First off, we're happy to say that PAC MM is now made public through our BasketBuild and other alternative download sources through the PAC-ROM Community Page. Now before you guys start asking us, oh my god where are all the features IT JUST LOOKS LIKE CM HALPS US!?!?! Well we will get to that much later, however, for now we've removed the banner on all PAC MM builds so sharing builds from today onwards is allowed.

However, here is the bad news :( we originally planned to switch to AOSP for Marshmallow but we had some issues. We didn't have enough manpower to work on it properly, most of our core devs got really busy with their work IRL and some of our maintainers had issues with their device bring ups. For this reason, we decided to switch back to CM for Marshmallow. A lot of you have been asking us every day and it's great to see the enthusiasm within the community about the ROM! We're growing so fast and it's putting a huge smile on all our faces and giving us the support we need to keep on building PAC.

Earlier we mentioned about the features, now a lot of us have decided and the core dev team for PAC have made the official decision to code freeze features for PAC MM and focus all development for PAC N (N is unannounced), with this in mind if people want US to put in features to MM we'll be providing a Feature Request link or a tab on the G+ and Facebook pages to ensure that people can tell us what they want to see in MM. However, do note that we will NOT be porting everything from PAC Loolipop.

With this in mind, on behalf of the whole dev team and the maintainers it's been one hell of a ride and we're so excited to show you what we have in store for PAC. Oh and before we forget yes we're listening to your opinions and suggestions on what PAC needs so know that you, the community come first before anyone else.

Thank you for such an amazing ride!

Lokesh, Jaaga, Aaron and the team.
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N is in works?
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ROM Developers:

We kindly ask you to remind your users that BasketBuild does not provide support for ROMs or devices.


BasketBuild users:

See above.
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Hello please Pac Rom on geehrc OptimusG the Daniel sikorski manteiner do not abandon project pac rom on optimus g geehrc thanks
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Aaaargh matey, +xdadevelopers​ safe harboring pirates.
 
Here's the story of how XDA protected a thief because he generated some traffic and possibly connected to a famous custom ROM

This thief is no other than XDA TV producer and RC rirozizo

Few days ago, he was caught in multiple videos showcasing notorious apps used for ripping off hard working developers such as aptoide and lucky patcher

If you don't know what Aptoide and Lucky Patcher are, a quick google search will show you exactly what they are

https://youtu.be/K_qtWaDi2M4?t=1m46s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osFZXaARdfI&amp;feature=youtu.be&amp;t=1m5 4s

http://i.imgur.com/HHea27p.png
http://i.imgur.com/HugHocH.png

I posted things here to let people know and maybe he would be a human being and feel bad and take down his videos, apologize and start doing things right again.

NO, +rirozizo instead reshared my posts and said "ignorance is bliss" on both posts. 

I went into one of reshares and began telling him that he was a piece of shit for ripping off developers. He quickly denied using these apps and tired to play stupid. 

After I did a few other members of the Open Source community went in and questioned him and after denying it once again, he finally admitted it. He said that he lived in some shit hole country blah blah blah and supposedly that's why he stealing apps.

I took this to XDA because he had admitted fault and I believed this would definitely force XDA to take action and strip this theif of his titles, boy was I wrong.

My thought was "why would XDA want a thief as a XDA producer and even a RC". I figured this would be a clear cut report.

So I reported this thief as you can see in the link below......
https://plus.google.com/+AlexCruz/posts/1unibe9bWU8

After some talking to some people around the community while I waited for XDA to "talk", I found the dude is affiliated with famous custom ROM, Slim ROMs
 
My thought again is, why would a famous ROM that's done so much good in the community want to be associated with someone like this?

This shit doesn't add up so I started digging deeper. Turns out that he's nothing more than a IRC babysitter. 


"As Slim's main IRC user support"
http://rirozizo.blogspot.com/2014/07/types-of-users-on-irc.html

I started looking at his twitter and I see him telling someone that this entire thing was sorted 

"It's already sorted."
https://twitter.com/rirozizo_isock/status/720137649579642880

So it was at this time that I hit up a moderator and ask what was going on because this dude is bragging that he got off. Clearly I'm like WTF, there must be a mistake.....no way is XDA going to let someone off that has ripped off developers.

I mean, after all XDA is the site that claims to be "for developers, by developers" right? Is THE developer site or say they claim......

Anyways, I hear from the moderator and they tell me

"Not all.. This is not done and over nor is the report closed (you would have received a PM with a closing statement in reference to the report). I'm not sure what's given him the impression as you say, that it's over but I and the other SM are currently discussing this situation."

So I'm like OK, I was afraid he was going to get a slap in the wrist unlike every thief that's ever been banned on XDA. I had thought there's still some hope and XDA might not fuck this up. They may tackle this pirate and keep the interest of developers in mind.

So I wait a bit, go do some things with crowdin and bullshit a bit on Slack with some of my peoples.

Check XDA and I another PM. I'm thinking "cool, they finally see what I see and this is the PM telling me that they took care of it"

NOPE!!!

I get this reply from the moderator I spoke to earlier.....

"This situation has been addressed, and the member has been informed to be more cognizant of what he provides to the public, while representing XDA. It is not our job to police the personal use of his device nor his off-site activities. However, being a recognized member of this site, he should not be alluding to the fact that he supports it himself (on XDA). The videos as you know, were not done in an effort to promote warez and is nothing more than a poor oversight on his part.

Should this type of situation ever happen again on XDA, please report it so that further action can be taken."

They tell me that it was "poor oversight on his part". That XDA was OK with the shit and that the only thing that he regrets is being caught.

As you can see, the thief is still an RC
http://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=2722834 and still making videos for XDA as a XDA TV producer

Moral of the story

You can steal from developers, get caught and as long as you're bringing in traffic for them, you can get away with it. XDA won't treat you the same way they treat people that don't bring in traffic.

All these rules have an asterisk next to them. There's double standards and it all depends on who you are.

+rirozizo admitted to stealing apps. I went thru the proper channels and reported this and +xda-developers still did nothing! He kept his titles and probably took to the Slim IRC to laugh at how he got away with shit..........
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lol waka waka waka

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Hi, my name is Alex Cruz. In the online Android community I am known as Mazda.
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I've noticed some of same on XDA, most notably, in instead of collaberation and encouragement, there seems to increasingly be a superiority attitude. This comment was not made on XDA, but was made by a developer, when I asked for some advice, or a suggestion on where to learn about an adjective of development I was told "if you don't understand it, you can't be taught". (I may not have the wording verbatim, but very nearly). 
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We're currently experiencing some issues with our services such as Gerrit, Jira, Jenkins and Downloads.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

UPDATE: Gerrit, Jira and Jenkins are back online. Still waiting on Basketbuild to fix the download issues.

UPDATE 2: We're down again.
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Gerrit is currently down for maintenance. Will be back up very soon.

EDIT: It's back up.
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Ahaha I learned my lesson last time lol. Always do a backup before upgrading gerrit. xD
I can you send my backup script if you want?
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D:
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Waka Mama?
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Forum will be undergoing maintenance soon.
It'll return asap, thanks for your support! ❤
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Forum back online, thanks for your patience. :)
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