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CyanogenMod 9 almost finished, code freeze is underway

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CyanogenMod 9 almost finished, code freeze is underway
CyanogenMod is far and away the most popular custom ROM for Android. The down side of being so popular is that ever since Google introduced Ice Cream Sandwich to the world there has been a huge number of eyes watching and waiting for the Android 4.0-based version of CyanogenMod, CM9. The CyanogenMod team has, by their own admission, taken a much longer time getting version 9 out, citing the difficulties they had moving their custom code to Ice Cream Sandwich. In a way we suppose this paints a more sympathetic picture for how long it is taking Android OEM’s to get their ICS updates out, since the CM team regularly beats OEMs with new releases.

Either way, the wait is almost over, as the CyanogenMod team announced that they have started to freeze the code ahead of releasing a stable CM9 release. Nightly builds with new features will continue to be available to the more daring among you, while the less adventurous can install the stable release, which should be largely bug free.

The full statement by the CM team is:

Today we branched our mainline repositories to start the code freeze which will lead us up to the CM9 release. While there are still a number of technical and organizational issues that need to be resolved very quickly, the plan is to quickly iterate through a series of release candidates over the next few weeks. We are still accepting contributions to the main branches, but from here until release day we will only be accepting bugfixes, device support, and translations into the release branch.It’s taken a long time, but the move to ICS was huge. The initial release will cover a subset of devices (still to be fully determined). We’ve put many new internal processes into place which should guarantee quicker updates to the CM Core, and also make it easier for new devices be added.Nightly builds will still be done against the main branch, so those of you who like to live on the bleeding edge won’t have to suffer through this Stay tuned!


source: CyanogenMod Blog via Android Authority

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posted on 14 Jun 2012, 18:08 8

1. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Can hardly wait. I hear it's gonna be the bomb!!!

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 18:09 7

2. manzl (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


duckin awesome...

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 18:19 8

3. sorcio46 (Posts: 395; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Go Cyano Team !

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 21:34 2

4. SprintPower (Posts: 71; Member since: 29 Dec 2008)


I'm running Darkside and it is flawless.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 23:22

5. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


Have Linaro CODE INTEGRATED please!

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 00:41

6. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Linaro > cynanogen

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 03:36 2

7. sorcio46 (Posts: 395; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Linaro doesn't make ROMs for devices, the work on the code to release more optimized code for developers not user -.-

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 04:56 1

8. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


You realize Linaro can and most probably will be integrated into Cyanogenmod right? Linaro is not a ROM, it's just an optimised code tha can be used in other ROMs

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 10:13 1

9. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


uninformed?

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