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  1. ironass

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    I'm gonna wait for an RC. Some things aren't working yet.
     
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    Hi I have two quick questions if anyone could answer.

    Firstly, nightly ? Does that mean a nightly development cycle ?

    Also what does RC mean.

    Thanks
     
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    Nightly means that builds are being created each night as a part of the CM build process...any phone officially supported by CM will be included in the nightly build process to pick up any "generic" updates (for all phones running CM) as well as any phone-specific updates.

    See here for CM changelog/nightly build info for the D2, for example:

    CyanogenMod nightlies changelog for Cdma_droid2

    RC = Release Candidate...standard term for a SW build that is considered a candidate for release to users. You may have RC1, RC2, RC3, etc., if issues are found with an RC and additional fixes/builds are deemed required to ensure the released build is stable and key defects are resolved.
     
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    1. Yes

    2. Release Candidate
     
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    Gonna wait a bit as well, guess it won't take ages now for the first real (rc) cyanogenmod rom to be released ;) yessss ;)
     
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    As with all new custom ROM's, there are teething problems and CM7 for the SII is no exception.

    The basics for CM7 are all there, as it applies to other Android phones that they support. However, each handset has its own characteristics and features to be incorporated into the mod and this takes time and effort as well as a great deal of trial and error.

    The Nightly releases are really, "work in progress" and not recommended for everyday use and novices.

    Release Candidates are benchmarks, if you like, and by and large are pretty functional.

    Stable Releases are just that. Suitable for most people and functional.

    The teams of developers who do this sort thing are unpaid enthusiasts who do this in their own time for no reward. However, the results that they produce are often taken on board by Android and the phone manufacturers themselves, so-much-so, that Samsung actually supplied some developers with SII handsets awhile back to help them with development of the SII.... a bold step in the right direction I feel and reconition of the contribution that they make.

    Things on the official xda-developers thread for Cyanogen CM7 for the SII are, to say the least, a little tense at the moment, with this new release and the constant stream of questions being fired at them by the public on what is essentially a "developers" thread. See here:-

    [ROM][GRJ22] CyanogenMod 7 for Samsung Galaxy S II - xda-developers

    There is a Q&A thread for CM7 on the Samsung Galaxy SII here:-

    CyanogenMod 7 (w/ Gingerbread 2.3.4) for Galaxy SII Q&A - xda-developers

    which currently shows that, among other things, here are issues with...

    What are the known issues?

    Bluetooth
    Video playback - many formats are not recognized or give errors
    Video recording - especially HD
    Vibration and haptic feedback can be better
    Auto brightness
    TVout
    FMRadio
    Some users lose network connection after sending a SMS (all on T-Mobile Austria it seems?)
    Some users report photos on the external SD-card seem to get deleted
    Issues when using the 2G/3G-Switch, which can only be solved by a wipe and reflash
    Overheating problems, caused by some misbehaving app, most probably Mediascanner/DRM
    USB host mode


    These are being addressed on a daily basis but take time.

    I, for one, would like to go on record as saying thank you to the Cyanogen developers who work tirelessly for free and very little praise, to bring us mods that not only enhance our handsets, my Nexus One is far superior to the device I first owned and is still updated with features, but also help to improve Android overall.

    Well done Cyanogen and thank you! :)
     
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    Nightly #0 and #1 are now available for ROM Manager Premium users. All systems are definitely go! :D
     
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    Good to know some decent roms are starting to pop up on Sammy!
     

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