local_manifests Cookbook

The local_manifests Cookbook offers manifests files which you can use to customize the packages which get compiled into your rom,

What Google say about local_manifests [ source:  .repo/repo/docs/manifest-format.txt ]

 

The current version of repo [ v1.12.0 ] has a bug and requires patching before you can use the local_manifests directory  to store manifest xml files

1: Add Clockworkmod Recovery and Busybox to AOSP builds. [ Tested with  : full_grouper-eng : android-4.2.1_r1  ]

2.  Add Linaro optimized for amr versions of dalvik, bionic and libjpeg [ libjpeg-turbo ]