The CyanogenMod folks have been doing a great job lately; from the delivery of CM10.1 to the addition of fixes addressing two critical apk vulnerabilities in their very latest stable CM10.1.2. But now is the time for yet another major release!
CyanogenMod has today confirmed via their Google+ page that they have begun branching out into “cm-10.2”. The latter will be based on Android 4.3 which was announced yesterday but as usual we expect the final incorporation of few additional features such as Privacy Guard and minor tweaks deep in the Android framework.
4.3 Status Update #1
All AOSP repositories have been merged into our Github and branched to “cm-10.2”.Do not build it yet. There are a multitude of build errors that we are working through. We will put up another status update when everything has settled down.
Android 4.3 (JB MR2) sources which recently hit AOSP repositories have been merged into CM sources at Github but it appears that the team is running into compilation errors. – That’s not surprising since the sources are still fresh & there is a lot of work to be done for each device tree. The team didn’t give any ETA but they’ll post another status update when everything “has settled down”. Just be sure to check their Google+ page from time to time but don’t just expect any builds anytime soon.
As usual maintainers working on unofficially supported devices will have to re-base their entire sources off the CM repo, this might as well require some work on device-specific kernels if this third flavor of Jelly Bean requires some newer libs.
CyanogenMod users were expecting such a statement from the team, we’ll be delighted to taste nightly builds on supported device in a few week’s time!