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LINEAGEOS NEWS

Major changes since September 17th

  • Updated timezone data to 2018g on both 14.1 and 15.1 branches. This was done to reflect changes made in some countries regarding time zones.
  • More countries have been enabled for call recording. Remember that even if this feature is enabled, you are responsible for complying with your local laws regarding call recording.
  • The system profile tile is back on 15.1
  • Added support for AC3 audio tracks in matroska (.mkv) video files.
  • Chromium webview has been updated to version 69.0.3497.109 on both 15.1 and 14.1.
  • November security patches have been merged in 15.1.
  • October security patches have been merged in both 15.1 and 14.1 branches.
  • Fixed an issue where root could be enabled from ADB.
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LineageOS 16.0

You may have noticed development has slowed down on 14.1 and 15.1. We have been working hard to prepare the next iteration of LineageOS, based on Android 9 Pie.
We have almost reached feature parity with 15.1, so now it’s time for several devices to get ready for official builds. Most of the remaining work is related to make old hardware work with the newer Android version.
We do not have an estimated release date, but we can tell you we are getting closer.

Builds

We have received new hardware! Thanks to everyone who’s contributed to make this happen (including OSU Open Source Labs, Academic Computer Club at Umeå University, and dotsrc.org).
It currently takes us about 10 hours to build a round of builds. We have consulted a specialized group of mathematicians, and they’ve informed us there are more than 10 hours in a day. Hopefully this is accurate, we don’t really trust them.
The current plan is daily builds on the main branch, weekly builds on the last branch, and monthly builds, as needed, for older branches. We will not be building anything older than 14.1.
We realize 15.1 builds aren’t including many (if any) changes in a single day, but we’re taking this opportunity to make sure our infrastructure can keep up when 16.0 is released and work out any bugs in the new build system. This doesn’t mean you need to update every day (although you can if you want to), you can always flash newer builds even if they’re months/years newer than your current build.
We also took this upgrade as a chance to modernize (and open source) our build process. We’ve moved away from Jenkins in favor of Gitlab CI. You can see the current status of the build bots at https://builds.lineageos.org.
While some parts of our infrastructure are hosted on GitLab, we’re keeping GitHub as our main mirror, and still using Gerrit for our Code Review platform for all non-infrastructure projects.

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Build roster

This week we are dropping a number of 14.1 devices which maintainers are absent or not interested in maintaining them anymore. To resume builds, anyone can start submitting patches to gerrit and eventually step up as a maintainer.
Added 15.1 devices
  • LeEco Le 2 (s2) - moved from 14.1
  • LG G2 d800, d801, d802 and d803 - moved from 14.1
  • Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (discovery) - maintainers: chenji, luk1337
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 3 (jason) - maintainer: dianlujitao
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3S/3X (land) - moved from 14.1
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4(X) (santoni) - maintainer: tingyichen
  • ZTE Axon 7 (axon7) - moved from 14.1
  • ZUK Z1 (ham) - moved from 14.1
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