With Cyanogen Inc. in full wind-down mode, you are going to most probably now not be surprised to be informed that CyanogenMod is now lifeless (or might be inside of the week). Thru separate weblog posts launched over the previous few days, each Cyanogen Inc. and CyanogenMod have introduced the finish, however know that there is a alternative on the method.
On December 23, a member of the ultimate Cyanogen Inc. staff posted to their corporate weblog an overly chilly and brief realize that Cyanogen products and services and CyanogenMod nightly builds can be discontinued no later than December 31. That brief observe additionally discussed the undeniable fact that the open source challenge and source code would stay to be had for someone who needs to construct CM for my part.
Then on December 24, the CyanogenMod staff took to their very own weblog to give an explanation for the state of affairs, what it intended for CyanogenMod in the long run, why they’ll have to transfer out of doors of the “CyanogenMod” identify to in finding good fortune once more, and what’s subsequent. The entire submit may also be discovered beneath (the website has since been absolutely killed):
A fork in the street
Final week, we launched the ultimate CM-13.0 releases, up to date to the newest safety patches, in anticipation of what follows.
The day past, Cyanogen Inc (Cyngn) introduced that they have been shutting down the infrastructure at the back of CyanogenMod (CM). This is an motion that used to be now not unpredictable given the public departure of Kondik (cyanogen himself) from the corporate, and with him our ultimate final recommend inside of Cyngn’s management.
As well as to infrastructure being retired, we in the CM group have misplaced our voice in the long run path of CM – the logo may well be bought to a 3rd birthday party entity because it used to be an asset that Kondik risked to get started his industry and dream. Although we have been to regroup and rebuild our personal infrastructure, proceeding construction of CM would imply to function with the risk of sale of the logo looming over our heads. Then there is the stigma that has grown to be hooked up to anything else named ‘Cyanogen’. Lots of you studying this were champions of clarifying that the CM product and CyngnOS have been distinct, but the stain of many PR movements from Cyngn is a troublesome one to take away from CM. Given CM’s reliance on Cyngn for financial strengthen and the shared source base, it’s now not onerous to perceive why the confusion stays.
It is going to come as no wonder that this most up-to-date motion from Cyngn is indisputably a demise blow for CyanogenMod.
On the other hand, CM has all the time been greater than the identify and greater than the infrastructure. CM has been a good fortune according to the spirit, ingenuity and energy of its person individuals – again when it used to be Kondik in his house, to the now hundreds of participants previous and provide.
Embracing that spirit, we the group of developers, designers, software maintainers and translators have taken the steps important to produce a fork of the CM source code and pending patches. This is greater than only a ‘rebrand’. This fork will go back to the grassroots group effort that used to outline CM whilst keeping up the skilled high quality and reliability you've gotten come to be expecting extra lately.
CM has served the group smartly over its 8 lengthy years. It's been our house, bringing in combination pals from in all places the global to have fun our pleasure of establishing and giving. Its apt then that in this Eve of a vacation we pay our respects. We will be able to take pleasure in our Lineage as we transfer ahead and proceed to construct on its legacy.
Thanks & Good-bye,
The CyanogenMod Workforce
So this is certainly the finish of CyanogenMod as we comprehend it. Pour some out.
With that stated, if the concept of CyanogenMod is one thing you’ll want for your lifestyles going ahead, you will have to apply Lineage OS. Paintings on it has already begun, a web site has been established, and the new “fork will go back to the grassroots group effort that used to outline CM.”
All of the knowledge you wish to have about the demise of CyanogenMod can also be discovered at the hyperlinks under.