Thanks to @Ciwrl , here are some more cool facts about @CyanogenMod . Have you ever wondered what makes a CM version outdated or stable for your smartphone model? See below.
- What’s the “Dead Leaf” cycle for CM (At what point do you stop supporting certain devices)?
“When it no longer interests us or becomes feasible to support. Working on so many devices for any one version of CM means we strive to provide a consistent experience in terms of performance. If a device cannot keep up in usability performance, we drop it. Likewise, we are a volunteer effort, so if a developer no longer owns the device and we cannot find a suitable replacement
maintainer, the device is dropped.”
- For how long does the CM test one device ROM before it’s deemed “Stable”?
“Varies by device and has no set time period. If we have 100% essential hardware
functionality (phone, camera, e911, etc) and the CM code-base has reached a feature rich point were we think its subjectively ready for the masses, then we call it ‘stable’.
The nightlies we release are no less ‘stable’ but since they are largely untested, we don’t advocate everyone and their mother use it. A basic rule of thumb, if we are comfortable flashing our wife/gf/mother’s phone and they won’t cry foul over broken things, then its ready to be called “stable”. We call it the “wife test”.”