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18 April 2012, 11:38

New CyanogenMod project build servers now online

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CyanogenMod logo The CyanogenMod project has announced that its new build servers are now online. The news comes just two months after the project, which produces popular alternative ROMs for Android-based devices, put out an appeal for financial help after it lost access to a large compute cluster that it used to create more than fifty builds each day.

With the contributions from its user community, the project acquired three Dell R610 servers, each of which has two six-core Xeon X5675 processors and 32GB of RAM. Android programmer and project founder Steve "Cyanogen" Kondik, says that the new servers "are some serious machines", adding that they "can build CM9 in about 9 minutes".

Kondik goes on to note that the developers still need to set up a scheduler to automate the build process for every target, but says that this should be done "in the next few days". Once the nightly builds are being created for all of the project's targets "on a predictable basis", the developers will make another announcement. Funds remaining after the purchase of the servers were used to buy "a few new devices" for some of the project's team members.

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