Week Ending: August 30, 2013
“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.
It’s Friday and leading into a long weekend in the States – almost enough to sing that Friday song…almost.
CM 10.1.3 RC1
Following through with our plans for the 10.1 branch, the first release candidates went out this week. This included some new devices and some old ones that we have been fighting for ages to bring up to speed. As a reminder, if you find a bug on 10.1.3 RC1, report it to our JIRA instance – not the forum, not the comments on this blog, and not to FB/G+/Twitter. Logs are always useful, you can checkout our wiki if you need help generating one for your bug reports.
Please note, 10.2 code is still in a “no bug reports” status. Please don’t file reports against the 10.2 code.
Power Widgets be gone!
Those of you running recent 10.2 code have noticed that we removed the old-school power widgets in favor of a newer system. Don’t like them? Then give us some constructive feedback – just don’t ask for the Power Widgets to return, that’s not going to happen. So far, there is some great discussion taking place on this JIRA ticket, and you are welcome to chime in with your opinions. Just remember to be respectful of others.
Trebuchet Icon Pack Support
Also new to 10.2 is icon pack support for Trebuchet. Version 1 of this support allows you to use icon packs designed for your favorite other (gasp!) launchers. We’re actively working on this code to allow you to mix and match between packs as well, but this should be a welcome addition to those of you who like to stay ‘stock CM’ but still theme to your heart’s content.
Some of you 10.2 CDMA users may have had a rough week or so as we worked out a lot of issues surrounding CDMA, ruim, data, ril, and other technical words and abbreviations. This work should be settled now, so if we gave you some heartburn, our apologies – but those kinds of issues are bound to arise when running nightlies. If you are running nightlies, make backups!
We get a lot of questions about when CM Account will start shipping in the nightlies. CM Account is being code reviewed (publicly) and a handful of patches have been put up on gerrit. Once these items are merged, we should be ready to give the green light – likely sometime next week.
We take suggestions!
You are likely familiar with JIRA in terms of bug tracking (hopefully). But did you know we also take suggestions for new features and improvements? Whether it is something simple like adding a new APN or coming up with some idea that you think everyone will love, feel free to share it! We can’t promise to get to all of them, but its always useful to see what the community thinks we should do next.
Big Android BBQ Hangout
Last but certainly not least, Cyanogen, Koush and Utkanos will be in a Hangout on Air with the team from the Big Android BBQ. The hangout will be September 12th and 9PM CST and they will be discussing the topics they will cover at the BBQ itself. Should be a lot of fun, tune in if you can! We’ll be sure to link up the stream afterwards as well, in case you can’t watch it live.
Got a suggestion for a topic you’d like to see in the next round-up? Let us know in the comments below. All device/port requests will be ignored.