CyanogenMOD 9 Stable Builds Imminent; Code Freeze Now in Effect!
Oh, how we love to hear news like this. It has been about 8 months now, since Ice Cream Sandwich was first announced at a huge event in Hong Kong, co-headlined by Samsung with the debut of the Galaxy Nexus. In that time, we’ve seen a lot of progress with the evolution of the Android community’s most popular custom ROM, CyanogenMOD 9.
It looks like the CM team might just be on the brink of dropping some release candidate builds, which will soon be followed by the glorious stable builds that so many of us have longed for. Typically, when we get to this phase of the software development life cycle (SDLC), a code freeze goes into effect, blocking any new features from being added to the CM repositories.
Today, the team took to its blog to announce said code freeze. Here’s what they had to say:
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 on the bleeding edge won’t have to suffer through this
So, there you have it folks. We’re one step closer to glory.
Via: CyanogenMOD Blog