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Topic # 68400 21-Sep-2010 10:44
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The latest update from Steve Kondik (a.k.a. "Cyanogen") includes some useful advice for would-be devs as well as the news that CyanogenMod is being used on almost 250,000 Android phones. 

(Including mine.)  




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  Reply # 383059 22-Sep-2010 10:01
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Very cool stuff.

Running a nightly from Monday, that firmware goes from strength to strength!

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  Reply # 383298 22-Sep-2010 18:40
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CM6.0 was slower than my HTC sense based ROM, I loved CM. But I just can't compromise on smoothness. Sense feels a lot more polished. Lagging when scrolling through the apps I can not accept.

I'll be keeping a pretty close eye on it though!

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 383308 22-Sep-2010 19:07
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I turn the animations off. Useless eye candy. No lag here. Though on an HTC Magic I've come round to thinking Android v1.6 is as good as it gets. At least on the 192MB version anyway.




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  Reply # 383333 22-Sep-2010 19:58
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I am running CM6.0 on my HTC Magic very happily, i did have to change a few of the settings to get it to run smoothly but now that i have it runs fine, not much lag after everything is loaded at first turn on. Although stock CM6.0 with original settings it used to lag quite alot exiting applications and loading the home screen. Basically turn the animations off and keep adw launcher in memory.

Couldn't live without all the extra functionality over 1.6 almost everyday i notice something i can do/change that my girlfriends Sony Ericsson X10 mini pro can't.

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  Reply # 383489 23-Sep-2010 10:12
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Linuxluver: I turn the animations off. Useless eye candy. No lag here. Though on an HTC Magic I've come round to thinking Android v1.6 is as good as it gets. At least on the 192MB version anyway.


A 32MB swap file made a massive difference on my 192MB CM6 Magic, everything is now smooth as and I seldom get the homescreen reloads (except when returning from an extended web browsing session).

Definitely worth whatever extra wear and tear swap it incurs on the SD card.

You can also tweak the animations on ADW Launcher to run faster (rather than turn off entirely).



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  Reply # 383506 23-Sep-2010 10:45
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Linuxluver: I turn the animations off. Useless eye candy. No lag here. Though on an HTC Magic I've come round to thinking Android v1.6 is as good as it gets. At least on the 192MB version anyway.


A 32MB swap file made a massive difference on my 192MB CM6 Magic, everything is now smooth as and I seldom get the homescreen reloads (except when returning from an extended web browsing session).

Definitely worth whatever extra wear and tear swap it incurs on the SD card.

You can also tweak the animations on ADW Launcher to run faster (rather than turn off entirely).


Sounds good! A swap partition on a fast sdcard definitely helps if you're at the edge of marginal. Too much swapping is bad ("thrashing") but some is not bad and as you say can make things much smoother provided the volume of data moving on and off the sdcard isn't so large it creates lag all by itself. 




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