That sounds odd right? Before the groundbreaking Cyanogenmod version 9 is fully stable the independent dev team has already started building version 10…. Why and how was this done so quickly when cm9 took so long to come out?
Cyanogenmod’s Head Moderator, Abhisek Devkota, was kind enough to answer the above question on Google Plus. Here is the conversation:
-Anthony Farrior +Abhisek Devkota Does this explain the collective “pause” I felt for cm9 ? With Google’s sped up(or finally organized android build cycle) was the team waiting for 4.1 to come out? Having an alpha of CM10 is great but a little, how you say, head scratching?
-Abhisek Devkota +Anthony Farrior pause? If you are talking about the timeframe between CM7 and 9, there was no pause. We were heavily active for the entire 8 month period when ICS source released. What we did do is start all over. The features may be similar, but the underlying code is very different (and better for it). The ‘fresh start’ at CM9 is precisely why we are able to move so quickly on CM10, very little legacy code to try to maintain.
If not that, then I have no idea what pause you are referring to.
-Anthony Farrior +Abhisek Devkota I’m glad you understood me. You started over fresh. That’s cool, and that does explain why CM10 is already ready. Thanks!