We don't have CTS certification (no custom rom does) and as such aren't supposed to distribute them. Finding gapps is up to you.It is easy to find them alright mrsmith and others, BUT I think it is a flaw that (a link to) gapps cannot be found on the website of aokp. If you want a nice and working aokp ROM, gapps is essential.
Mass appeal is optional if you're building as a hobby - there's your age-old answerThis is an age-old problem with custom roms and their deployment.
The simpler you make the directions, the wider your audience, right?
But what of the potential issues that come with installing and running custom roms? How do you know the user is aware of them when you make it too easy for them to install this without having to do a fair amount of reading/learning first?
There are no simple answers to that one. The easier you make it to install the ROM, the more likely you will get people that shouldn't be installing ROMs to start with. The harder you make it to install, the less mass appeal you will get.
ALWAYS THE LATEST ON GOO.IMWell, I'm not a dummy (usually), but I don't live this stuff either. I do like AOKP and I have donated each time I've downloaded and used the rom. I know to look for gapps, but how do I know which one is the right one for the build I install? So, yes, it would be nice if at least for milestone builds you mention what version/date of them should be used. I know that the apps have been updated and downloaded on my current phone, so is there a new gapps to use beyond the march build? Or do you just get those and update from the app store?
You made this ROM public. By doing that you DO owe your public. To actually not be rude at least. And if they have a bad experience with your ROM and stab it because you don't want to help or instruct, then too bad for you. Yes, I can move to a different ROM. I don't worship at anyone's feet. Why not make a sticky in the forums with the title of "gapps - where to find them" and just put a "kiss my ass" as the one and only post? Then you wouldn't have to answer the question ever again.
There, now you ruined my day. I was excited to have the new build and was going to install today. But tomorrow I can be happy again and not install it.
Sure, true. However, since AOKP will always be up-to-date in regards to the Android version it's based off of (or at least eventually, if a particular update requires massive code re-writes), you can safely assume the latest GAPPS is always correct.
Why? Why are you (and MarcLandis) pretending everyone who asks fot gapps is somewhat stupid and childish. Stop doing that please. Thank you. We are your users. We make the succes of AOKP. I will stay with my opinion that it is a very big mistake that it is not even mentioned that you have to flash gapps on a website of one of the biggest ROMS around.ALWAYS THE LATEST ON GOO.IM
Is that so hard to understand that you have to cry about it?