CyanogenMod team outlines plans for L release development

July 2, 2014

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L is for Lollipop. Or Lemon Meringue Pie. Or, in the case of the Cyanogen team, L is for later.

The people behind the popular custom ROM outlined their plans for development based on the Android release preview. In short, prepare for some waiting.

In a post on the CyanogenMod blog, community manager Abhishek Devkota explained why investing time and resources in development based on a preview release isn’t a sound idea:

We could spend the next 3 weeks working on integrating CM features against this new platform, and then have it suddenly change dramatically and break in the final release of L. This would boil down to a waste of time.

So, the CM team will take the prudent approach and wait for Google to drop the stable, public source of Android L begin doing any serious work on CM12. That, however, doesn’t mean that Cyanogen won’t take advantage of the preview release – some of the current tasks on CM’s L roadmap are identifying gaps and issues in L release, deciding which features in CM can be streamlined, and identifying issues that could break device support once the stable release lands.

Meanwhile, development continues on CM11 (based on Android 4.4.4), with the next milestone, M8, set to be released this Sunday. Pumping out Milestone CM11 releases will remain Cyanogen’s focus, at least until Google indicates that a final release of Android L is imminent.

So, there you have it – the CM takes the prudent approach, and while that won’t please enthusiasts, it’s probably the best way forward for the project.

Comments

  • fatspirit

    Just as expected.

    • MasterMuffin

      Yup, every original ROM dev does the same

  • Jayfeather787
    • http://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=5266287 EnricoD

      This is based on the factory image and not compiled from sources
      There’s a big difference

      • Jayfeather787

        Yeah I know. But it’s an L custom ROM. Just thought I would post that.

  • dex205

    Lollipop or Lemon Meringue Pie both are not good. Lemonhead sounds better

    • srtrhf

      L will be latte

  • MasterMuffin

    L will be a difficult one for ROM devs.

    “wait for Google to drop the stable, public source of Android L begin doing any serious work on CM12.” :)

  • Dan

    Hey guys, this is related to the installation of Cyanogenmod (and other custom roms) .

    If you’ve ever tried installing a custom rom, and gave up due to confusion and frustration, try this; the simplest steps, no coding, or any jargon required:

    http://amigotips.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/your-phone-faster-longer-battery-life-no-unwanted-apps/

  • xoj_21

    i hope they support galaxy s5 g900h exynos this time >(

  • Sunny

    Screw Cyanogen
    Its all about Paranoid Android!

  • Avrumi

    What about T-Mobile lg g2 d80120a?

  • Simon Belmont

    Looking forward to M8 snapshot. The M7 snapshot was a big improvement over M6 snapshot, but it still needs work.

    I notice that it gets sluggish after a couple of days of up time. Something’s going on, that I hope is fixed in M8 snapshot.