After having its infrastructure shuttered, CyanogenMod will dwell on as Lineage

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After having its infrastructure shuttered, CyanogenMod will dwell on as Lineage

The times main as much as the vacation have been an actual curler coaster trip for Cyanogen followers. Yesterday, Cyanogen Inc. unceremoniously pulled the plug on its help for CyanogenOS in a brief publish declaring that “all companies and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds shall be discontinued” by the yr’s finish.

In a publish right now titled “A Fork within the Highway,” the crew behind CyanogenMod acknowledged that the pre-holiday announcement successfully quantities to a “loss of life blow” for their very own mission.

“Along with infrastructure being retired, we within the CM group have misplaced our voice sooner or later route of CM — the model could possibly be bought to a 3rd celebration entity because it was an asset that Kondik risked to start out his enterprise and dream,” the crew wrote in a publish. “Even when we have been to regroup and rebuild our personal infrastructure, persevering with growth of CM would imply to function with the specter of sale of the model looming over our heads.”

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However whereas many locally have been caught off-guard by yesterday’s curt announcement, the CyanogenMod crew has apparently been working laborious on a plan B. Phrase of Lineage began cropping up a number of weeks again, after Cyanogen Inc. unceremoniously severed ties with co-founder and @cyanogen Twitter deal with haver, Steve Kondik.

Now Lineage is official. In its publish, the CyanogenMod crew insists that it’s greater than only a rebranding effort. “This fork will return to the grassroots group effort that used to outline CM whereas sustaining the skilled high quality and reliability you could have come to count on extra lately,” it writes.

For now, it’s out there as supply code over on GitHub, however we’ll hopefully be seeing one thing extra official because the crew regroups and the brand new yr rolls round.