Well, z4mod seems to be catching on thanks to RyanZA excellent web interface which allows everyone (ie, not linuxers) to patch their kernel easily with z4mod. This enhancement boosted z4mod usage and I am proud to say this is my most popular project yet. The only problem I’m facing is time – my TODO list is getting bigger and bigger, work gets stacked as I neglect everything and try to squeeze some more work on z4mod…
The new z4mod version (which was secretly scheduled for earlier this week… good thing i kept it a secret 🙂 ) is taking shape slowly and fixes many of the problems our beta-testers reported – initramfs is getting too big with patched kernels. I also reduced memory consumption by compiling a static uclibc busybox to do only the init wrapper tasks – thats 1.5MB less memory used by our z4mod patched initramfs.
Also, we modularized the entire process so people can select which options they would like to apply into the patched z4mod initramfs, and same goes for the update.zip files – we will allow users to create on the fly update.zip files which will convert whatever partitions they choose, install optional binaries (root, busybox, etc) and more.
And lastly – a request to the readers of this blog – if any of you can make a nice z4mod logo I’d appreciate it, since the current one stinks (yea, I made it…).