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CyanogenMod gets new servers and is almost ready to push nightlies

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CyanogenMod gets new servers and is almost ready to push nightlies
CyanogenMod is extremely popular.  The popularity is not just caused by putting together a good product, but by being able to put out its custom Android ROM on so many different devices, sometimes even faster than the original manufacturers can. The team's goal is to not just put out the custom ROM, but to be able to serve nightly builds of those ROMs for over 50 devices. 

Being able to build 50+ nightly ROMs per day requires a huge amount of processing power. Back in February, the team lost its access to the cluster it had been using, but was able to raise enough money through donations to be able to purchase 3 Dell R610 servers. Those servers are each powered by two Xeon X5675 CPUs (12 cores total) and 32 GB of RAM, which apparently are so beefy that they can build CyanogenMod 9 in just 9 minutes. That's some serious speed. 

Even better, the new servers are online and ready to start building ROMs. The only thing left to do is to put together an automated scheduler so the team can be able to announce the builds predictably, then we should see a whole bunch of new nightlies being pushed out. 

source: CyanogenMod

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posted on 18 Apr 2012, 21:07 4

1. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


now thats definately a good news. well done Team-D. cheers:)

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 21:16 1

2. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


yay hurry up i want cm9 for my gs2!!!

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 13:24

12. SleepingOz (Posts: 2474; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


It's already available for GSII.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 22:34 10

3. eDiesel (Posts: 141; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


This is why I love android. Open source at its finest. igarbage can't even dream about things like this.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 00:58 1

5. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


nor do they want to… ios users are obviously satisfied with what they have and dont need to stray from how the phone was given to them… dont say ios is bad just because it doesnt need to be modified…

dont get me wrong this is perfect for android, but it is on a parallel course to ios

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 01:33 1

6. Owlet (Posts: 445; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


You shouldn't have even read the story with Cyanogen in its title. You have no clue what you're talking about. I feel sorry for people like you.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 02:11

7. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


why? i know about cyanogen.. i used it on my captivate… but if someone has an iphone, they obviously do not want things such as cyanogen… its unfair to call ios garbage because it does things differently than android… just cause one prefers the other system does not make it garbage…

can you doubt that if people wanted "freedom", then they would get an android? ios does not aspire to be "open"

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 09:05 2

8. jabberwocky (Posts: 89; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)


Lucas777, you could not be more correct. What you state is so full of truthiness, that anyone who denies it will be annihilated from existence in the same breath, and their iTunes account shath be'd disabled til the end of time.

iOS has never been, and never will be, jailbroken or modified from Apple (glory be to the father), and no one will ever start up an alternative store to provide the non-existent un-approved apps because Apple (glory be to the father) approves everything that any user could ever want.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 11:22 1

11. ilia1986 (unregistered)


jabberwocky:

NOBODY - not even Steve Jobs can possibly know what any user could ever want. The mere fact that you assume that there is a limit to the possible desires of consumers is a severe limitation by itself to innovation and exploration, and is against EVERYTHING Android stands for.

Sure - some people who might not be curious enought - will be satisfied with the iPhone for quite a long time. They don't care about making the device their own. They accept the way it looks, works and behaves as a given fact.

But other people - a whole lot other people - unlike the baristas - are truly creative. They always seek to explore and discover new things, and with Android - they can! New launchers, themes, tweaks, custom roms, kernels, overclock tools - the list is endless! And it's constantly updating.

That's why an Android user will NEVER replace his\her device because he\she is bored with the phone, but only due to technical problems and lackluster performance on new software versions. An iPhone user - like myself for example - is much more likely to get bored from the iPhone after just several months - like I did.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 13:40

13. SleepingOz (Posts: 2474; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Totally! haha

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 16:27

14. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


lol. you made me laugh

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 00:09

15. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


ha i use cydia on my iphone every day… but as many people enjoy pointing out, it does not really change the os… sure dreamboard is cool, but everything else is mostly just tweaks to optimize the os… not create entirely new experiences like on android… and without cydia, i would not own an iphone… but thats only about 10% of the ios population i believe, according to an article a while back.. and cydia makes those 10 % happy… again i am one of those people who enjoys modifying ios, but i do not desire to install a completely revamped os like cyanogen… if so i would get an android

just cause ios is different doesnt make it garbage.. personally i included cydia in with the whole iphone experience to begin with, as it does not really offer the extreme customization of android.. it is just a part of ios

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 09:23

10. eDiesel (Posts: 141; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


HHmmmm really?!?!?!?!? I guess not a single igarbage user jailbreaks?????? Man they must be really satisfied when it comes to a complete locked down. I can see why nobody would ever want to change an igarbage..........
(sarcasm)

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 23:11 2

4. jasongom (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


I have a question? how do the servers contribute to building roms?

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 09:08 1

9. jabberwocky (Posts: 89; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)


ROM's include a number of components that have to be compiled together into a package that can be installed. That takes processing power, and that's what these servers were purchased to accomplish.

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