“This Week in CyanogenMod” is 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.
We’ve decided that the name “Incognito App Mode” is a mouth full, and sort of backwards in its labeling. Traditionally incognito mode in a browser prevents tracking based on cookies and the like. This isn’t true to what this new functionality actually accomplishes, so we’ve opted for the much simpler name of Privacy Guard.
But the new name isn’t the only thing that we worked on this week. A handful of ‘work in process’ (wip) patches for the Privacy Guard have been submitted to our gerrit instance. There are five patches in total, including the patches to the Framework, Contacts, Calendar and Phone. These patches can be cherry-picked and included in your home-builds, and we encourage folks to help test out the functionality as we prepare for its eventual merger. Additional patch-sets will be coming as well to address bugs and to add a notification when a Privacy Guard enabled app is in the foreground.
The tf201 received its first 10.1 Experimental build this week, and entered the nightly build cycle yesterday evening. Builds are now available on get.cm.
The Profiles functionality received an enhancement, adding the ability to trigger specific profiles based on the wifi access point (AP) you are connected to. Wifi AP triggers have been merged into the nightlies. Next on deck for profiles are Bluetooth based context triggers, still in review.
We ran a quick poll to gauge the usage rates of the CM included messaging app versus third party alternatives. It’s still very early in this space, but we have a lot of interesting and exciting enhancements in mind for the text-messaging aficionados. Keep an eye out!
Koush’s super-secret feature
Not to be outdone in the survey space, Koush launched his own poll for a feature he is working on. G+ users can still respond and, as he said, let the speculation begin.
Road to 10.1.0
At this point, we do not believe that there have been any patches merged into the 10.1.0 staging branch that would merit an RC6. We will continue to knock out identified bugs on our JIRA instance, and aim to have the final release soon. Stay tuned.
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.