Sometimes you just meet peoople and hit it off or just get a good feeling about them. Gridlock32404 is one of those guys I talk to frequently on GChat and is responsible for compiling the current round of CM7 source code into usable releases for around 10 of the latest and greatest super phones.
He is currently creating his own build environment and hopes to be soon releasing his very own creations based solely on the AOSP source code.
If compiling AOSP and CyanogenMOD CM7 wasn’t enough of a service for the community, he has now written and released a complete guide on how to build a development environment and compile from the AOSP and the CyanogenMOD CM7 source. It’s designed to help anyone with a reasonable head on their shoulders build their very own ROMs.
So you got yourself a nice copy of Ubuntu 9.10/10.04/10.10 and you have every intention of building a rom for yourself or maybe you just wanna learn the inside workings of android, well there are a few extra steps for getting it set up in 9.10/10.04. Gonna try to make this an easy transition since most of you are coming from a windows based machine. Make sure that you have at least a 30 gb partition set up to follow along with this guide, more is better but I know some don’t have the hard drive space to spare.
He’s an awesome guy and deserves a lot of thanks from the community so be sure to go and check out his work and remember to donate if you use his work, just like any other developer who’s work you use.
So what are you waiting for, head over to his XDA thread and start compiling.