CyanogenMod 11.0 M6 builds rolling out, team moving to 2-week cycle

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CyanogenMod, undoubtedly one of the most popular Android ROM is ready to take on the next step with the release of CM11 M6 builds for several devices.

The CyanogenMod team has been polishing their KitKat code for quite some time (six months to be exact) and all seem to indicate that a stable CM11.0 build is still several months away, considering the rather slow pace of development or feature integration. We can’t obviously blame them as the team is already working hard on a few dozen devices and syncing changes obviously takes time.

They’ve however already managed to push the sixth milestone (M6) builds to currently supported devices and are already aiming at delivering more builds in less time by moving their stable-like release schedule to a two-week cycle. As always no ETA was given for the final builds of CM11 though the target of “by the end of this year” was stated. By this time another major Android version would already probably be out.

As always, maintainers working on unofficially supported ports are advised to sync their sources with the main CM repo.

M6 Changelog:

– Quiet Hours – Fix longpress QS tile option
– Voice+ – Integrate into settings (under Wireless and Networks > ‘More’)
– Blacklist – Add provider permissions
– Lockscreen – Fix custom wallpaper crashes and album art issues
– Display – Consolidate screen-off animation options (remove checkbox)
– Bluetooth – Upstream updates and fix issues with audio routing to select car makes/models and disconnect issues
– MultiSim – Additional support patches (15+) and UI/UX modifications
– Lockscreen – Disable elements when in custom lockscreen
– Quick Settings – Options to show smaller tiles; add BT device name to tile
– Quick Settings – Fix QS tiles layout in landscape mode
– Usage Stats – Fix screen on stats after boot
– Resolve memory leaks in Frameworks
– Settings – Show ‘eject card’ action for USB storage
– Theme Engine – Introduce new Engine capabilities (chooser to arrive in nightlies this week)
– Parallel Shutdown – Decrease shutdown time
– Address security vulnerability for icons
– Downloads – Add pause/resume support
– Trebuchet – Hidden apps and labels support
– Remove parallel boot dexopt from stable/cm-11.0 branch
– And more (all changes from Mar 29th to April 30th)

via CyanogenMod Blog

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