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Last Week in CyanogenMod

Week Ending: May 31, 2014

“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.”

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 …

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CyanogenMod 11.0 M6 Release

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 …

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PSA: HTC Devices recovery updates

Beginning with nightly 20140501, an updated recovery that has kernel support for by-name partitions is required to install/update CyanogenMod on certain devices.

The following devices are affected:

evita – HTC One XL

fireball – HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE

jewel – HTC EVO 4G LTE

m4 – HTC One Mini

m7 – HTC One [GSM]

m7spr – HTC One [Sprint]

m7vzw – HTC One [Verizon]

ville – HTC One S

For more info (and steps) see our wiki: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/HTC_fstab_updates

Last Week in CyanogenMod

Week Ending: April 26, 2014

“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.

Gerrit reviews

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

* Bluetooth – Bluedroid updates.

 * MultiSim – additional fixes and layout …

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Cyanogen Event in San Francisco

With all the excitement over their new brand reveal and the impending announcement of the OnePlus One,  Cyanogen Inc. is running a Media event next week – and we’ve secured spots for the community to attend as well! Attendees will be able to grab a bite and drinks with the team and get a first hand look at their latest device.

Seating is limited as this is a fairly small gathering, so rather than have you compete for invites, we have setup a very simple form to gauge availability and interest and will be sending out invites later this week.

Submitting an entry is as simple as completing this form. The submission process for entries is now closed.

Hope to see some of you there!

Last Week in CyanogenMod

Week Ending: April 12, 2014

“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.

Heartbleed, devices, theme engine and more – plenty to discuss this week.

Heartbleed

As a somewhat lucky coincidence, the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability was disclosed during the period of time our data center was offline (Note: downtime was unrelated to Heartbleed). What this did allow us to do was patch all appropriate web assets susceptible to Heartbleed before we brought services back up. Do note, that due to the nature of this vulnerability if you use a common password it is wise to change your passwords once all the other affected sites have signalled the all clear.

On the Android side of things, CM 10.1, 10.2 and 11 builds are unaffected at a core OS level …

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