Those of us who’ve been around for a while might remember “ROM kitchens”. For those of you who don’t remember, or haven’t heard of them, they were apps that let you “cook” your own custom ROM for your Pocket PC (or “Windows Mobile” device). These “kitchens” let you specify your device, which version of the OS you wanted to run, and what options you wanted to include in your ROM — including the proverbial kitchen sink.
As time progressed these kitchens became less popular and ROM developers became the new norm. That tradition has carried through to today and now we have ROMs developed by the CyanogenMod team, the AOKP, DrewGaren, and Peter Alfonso (to name a few).
With today’s ROMs, you find the one you want, download it, and flash it. Simple, but what comes in the ROM is what you get. Cyanogenmod Compiler, or “CMC” aims to change that.
According to the developer, CMC has the following features:
- Check for repo installation on startup / or create a repo
- Add and remove devices quickly and easily
- Remove all non english languages
- Remove live wallpapers
- Remove cm wallpapers
- Check if adb is running or not
- Update the repo
- Compile cyanogenmod
- Built in color themes
- Plugin support
- local config file for saving settings or manually editing them.
- Odex plugin built into the package
Unlike yesteryear’s ROM kitchens, CMC is text-based, which makes things quite a bit more “geeky”, but features and options aren’t hidden behind menus like the older GUI kitchens were infamous for.
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to the source and start cooking your own ROMs!