Recently xda-developers presented new forum feature: Development Database, or DevDB for short.
Here is a short list of what is actually does:
- Download manager with an XDA torrent tracker
- ROMs can have multiple "contributors" who can make changes, add files, etc.
- Ability to tag ROMs (so they are searchable for users)
- Screenshot management
- Ability to reserve up to two posts in your ROM thread (below the first post)
- ROM reviews
- Q&A thread association
- Bug tracker / feature requester
- ROMs will be flashable directly from DevDB *coming soon*
- Users can "follow" a ROM and get auto-notified of updates
Of course it's not only about ROMs. Any developer can add f.g. kernel project too.
What I find interesting so far is the possibilities to write a short reviews and follow the project. Everyone can also contribute by writing some idea for some new feature or submit a bug in a bug tracker.
The project is currently in beta stage, and number of supported devices is limited to:
Galaxy S II, III, and 4
Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Sony Xperia Z
Nexus 4, 10, 7
Galaxy Note II
Personally I think that DevDB is a great idea, however it surely needs some time before users and developers will get used to it.
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