CyanogenMod 10 :: M1

Something we have learned over the past few months is that if you don’t release, someone else will do it for you. Since we are open-source, we absolutely encourage it! Unfortunately, the quality of unofficial builds can vary, and we are serious about quality. Of course nightlies are always available, but we realized that having something that is a bit more stable on a more frequent basis is important. Starting now, we are rolling out our M-Series releases. M-Series builds will be done at the beginning of every month. We did a soft freeze of the codebase for the last week, blocking new features in order to stabilize. Our plan is to continue this (assuming that the response is good) up until stable release, and onward.

We aren’t exactly sure what M stands for. “Monthly”, “milestone”, or perhaps “MINE ALL MINE!”. Whatever it is, I hope that we are meeting the needs of community.

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CyanogenMod 9 RC2

Our build servers are currently cranking out the latest release of CM9!

This release serves to stabilize CM9 as a product that you’d let your mom use, as well as add support for the following devices:

* Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (all variants) * Samsung Galaxy SII on AT&T – Skyrocket * Samsung Galaxy SII on T-Mobile – Hercules * Samsung Galaxy Note on AT&T * Samsung Galaxy SIII – i9300 (International GSM model)

README – This GS3 release is ONLY for the international Exynos-based model! Attempting to flash this to one of the USA models will not work!

RC2 includes bugfixes and updated translations and continues our path to a final release of CyanogenMod 9, which should be just around the corner.

As always, if you enjoy our work, please consider dropping a couple of bucks our way using the link at the bottom of the page. While we are on a mission …

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CM9 Code Freeze Has Started

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 …

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CM9 Nightly Builds Are Alive!

Our Jenkins instance is now creating CM9 nightly builds for a number of targets including the Nexus line, various Samsung devices, Asus Transformer, Galaxy Tab, and others. We’ll be bringing more targets online as they are ready.

CM7 nightlies are not currently being built due to the slow rate of patches going into this tree, but we plan to enable weekly builds for these targets.

If you find these builds useful, please consider dropping us a couple of bucks by donating. It does cost money to keep these systems online.

You can find all nightly builds at Get.CM.

New Build Servers Online!

We put out a call for help back in February asking for support from the community to help us get our nightly builds back up to speed. The community answered our call in force! With the contributions, we were able to acquire three Dell R610 servers. Each server has dual Xeon X5675 CPUs (12 cores total) and 32 GB of RAM. These are some serious machines! We also purchased a few new devices for our team members with what was left. Your donations have helped us to grow immensely.

The servers have been installed and are now starting builds. These machines can build CM9 in about 9 minutes, pretty serious stuff. We still need to set up a scheduler to automate the process of building every target- I expect this to be done in the next few days. We’ll make another announcement when nightly builds are being made for all targets on …

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Build Server Update

Thanks to all of the contributions we recently recieved from the community, we were about to purchase three new Dell servers for taking care of nightly builds for all devices! The new boxes are pretty monsterous, 12-core Xeon machines with 32GB of RAM. Perfect for building lots of copies of CyanogenMod 9 (and 7!), with some power to spare.

I just got notification that the hardware shipped today and should arrive this week. Once they are configured, they will be sent to the TDRevolution colocation space and hooked up to our new Jenkins build system. After that, we will be back at full capacity. It should just be a few more weeks.

Again, thank you for all of the support as we go through some growing pains.