Release day is here again, with CM 11.0 M7 hitting the download servers. Last week’s post included the highlights from the changelog, but we’ll it again for those of you who prefer tl;dr.
* Common: Theme Chooser UI Overhaul * Common: Calculator app redesign (courtesy Xlythe) * Common: Performance Profiles * Common: Improved theming performance on low memory devices (~512MB RAM or less) * Trebuchet: Move settings to new slide-out panel * Trebuchet: Consolidate settings for home and drawer options * Media: Add FFMPEG support (expanded media format support) * Bluetooth: Improved support for new car audio systems and docks * Various small bugfixes, global and device-specific
The non-device specific code was branched on May 22nd, giving us a bit longer than usual for our stabilization period. Device specific code was branched on May 31st. For those of you who jump between nightlies and M releases, the May 22nd branch point is the one you …
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Preparations for next week’s release of CM 11 M7 are already underway, as we wrap up a month that saw some big ticket items enter the OS.
Theme Chooser UI
Out with the old, and in with the new – the new Theme Chooser to correspond with the new CM Theme Engine has been merged and available the May nightlies. This chooser allows for users to tap into the new mix and match capabilities afforded by the Cyanogen Inc developed engine. In addition to supporting icon packs from the most popular launchers available, these icons can now be leveraged to theming system components as well, including the Recent apps switcher and Settings>Apps listings. New themes …
May the Fourth, and M6 builds are Community Distribution channel. The changelog is further down this page, but first, let’s have a chat.
Where is stable CM11?
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet” – Romeo & Juliet
As part of my daily CM routine, I am constantly looking around for the general opinion pieces of what and how we are doing, not because of vanity, but because its the most direct way for me to figure out what topics I should discuss in future posts.
With the release of M6 (and even earlier in the CM11 cycle) I began to see this sentiment of “why haven’t they hit [a build labelled] stable yet?” followed immediately after by “why are [CM] so slow now?”. I had hoped that much of this discussion was curtailed by the M4 Post-Release entry, but that doesn’t seem …
“This Week in CyanogenMod” is an ongoing feature that aims to serve as a one-stop shop for weekly updates. Topics discussed are culled from our social media accounts, gerrit, status updates and general thoughts.
As the team works toward the preparations for M6, its time for another wrap up.
A quick stroll through our recent items merged in to CM 11 mainline:
* Theme Engine – Improve performance and support for Legacy themes
* Trebuchet – Hide Apps
* Trebuchet – Hide app labels
* Quick Settings – Make it possible to show smaller QS Tiles
* Translations – Crowdin import
* JF/D2 platform – Fix all the APN & Data issues, all blockers for M6 should be resolved