Team Douche strikes again! Yesterday, a post on cyanogenmod.com announced the roll out of the infamous nightly builds, which are all based upon the newest version of the mod, CyanogenMod 7 (CM7).
For those who are not familiar with what “nightly builds” are, they are extreme beta builds released every night that compile the latest code that Team Douche has contributed into the project that given day. Think of it as testing the early beta of application or game while it is still being developed. This means that from time to time, the user regularly updating to the latest Nightlies will likely find bug fixes and new features. After Team Douche fully prepares the release, they will release a Release Candidate ROM for each device to continue ironing out bugs, and eventually, the official stable release will be available.
At a glance, Nightlies appear to be broken, buggy, and unprepared releases of the latest CyanogenMod. This time, though, Cyanogen (Steve Kondik) has ensured his confidence in these early builds and has stated, “The current state of CM7 is pretty solid- you should have no problem using these as your daily driver, but always do a a backup before flashing!” I have already flashed my phone’s nightly (myTouch Slide) and I can affirm Cyanogen’s statement that it is indeed stable enough to use as a daily driver. This doesn’t mean that there won’t be any random and horrific bugs, but I do recommend giving it a flash if you have an eligible device.
Speaking of eligible devices, a list of the devices that have Nightlies available for CM7 is posted here. It is important to note that for the first time ever, the HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1) and HTC Magic (myTouch 3G) are not included.
Have you given the CM7 Nightlies a try? If you have, sound off in the comments about what you think of the ROM!