After having its infrastructure shuttered, CyanogenMod will reside on as Lineage
The times main as much as the vacation have been an actual curler coaster journey for Cyanogen followers. Yesterday, Cyanogen Inc. unceremoniously pulled the plug on its assist for CyanogenOS in a brief put up declaring that “all providers and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds might be discontinued” by the yr’s finish.
In a put up as we speak titled “A Fork within the Highway,” the staff behind CyanogenMod acknowledged that the pre-holiday announcement successfully quantities to a “loss of life blow” for their very own undertaking.
“Along with infrastructure being retired, we within the CM neighborhood have misplaced our voice sooner or later path of CM – the model might be offered to a 3rd celebration entity because it was an asset that Kondik risked to start out his enterprise and dream,” the staff wrote in a put up. “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.”
However whereas many locally have been caught off-guard by yesterday’s curt announcement, the CyanogenMod staff has apparently been working exhausting on a plan B. Phrase of Lineage began cropping up a number of weeks again, after Cyanogen Inc. unceremoniously separated severed ties with co-founder and @cyanogen Twitter deal with haver, Steve Kondik.
Now Lineage is official. In its put up, the CyanogenMod staff insists that it’s greater than only a rebranding effort. “This fork will return to the grassroots neighborhood 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 as staff regroups and the brand new yr rolls round.