Changelog 18 - Ready reader, super suggestions and functional firewall

Written on May 25, 2018 by jrizzoli


Welcome to LineageOS’ regularly irregular review, where we go over changes in the last few weeks

Major changes since April 1st

  • It’s now possible to restrict WiFi and / or mobile data usage for each app
  • LiveDisplay has been rewritten as a binderized HAL
  • Dialer can now enable Do Not Disturb during calls to avoid notification sounds while you're in a call
  • Reader mode can now tweak your display to make documents and long texts easier to read
  • Trebuchet now has smarter apps suggestions in the drawer. These will change during the day and whenever you plug in the headphones
  • Trebuchet can also put legacy app icons into an adaptive icon box
  • Jelly has a new “reach mode” that moves the top url / search bar to the bottom for easier reachability
  • Updater has been updated for better reliability and it now supports dark mode through the Styles API
  • May security patches have been merged in 15.1
  • April and May security patches have been merged in 14.1
  • Chromium webview has been updated to version 66.0.3359.139 (both 14.1 and 15.1)
  • Keyboard now recognizes incognito text fields and it won’t learn for suggestions when typing in one of them
  • FlipFlap now ignores low priority notifications (both 14.1 and 15.1)
  • Legacy prebuilt camera HAL 1 support has been readded
  • SSH support has been readded


CVE Tracker

The LineageOS CVE Tracker has been made private for contributors only because of the unreliability of the provided data. We’re working on a remedy but until it’s ready non-contributors won’t be able to see the status of the devices.

Code of conduct

Project Directors have unanimously adopted a Code of Conduct for all project contributors (Directors included) to measure against. The CoC can be found in the Charter project repository. We feel that this is an integral part of keeping this project a fun and safe place to work and collaborate. This also provides a mechanism, to address specific concerns and bad actors, and nip issues in the bud before they poison the overall experience. It’s important to note that we don’t intend to police contributors’ ability to have fun or joke around - however, we should all be conscious that what one finds funny can be hurtful or harmful to another. As we continue to grow and bring in new faces, this should help define what it means to work with professionalism for folks new and old.

Privacy policy update

Our privacy policy was updated to include information on how Gerrit discloses certain personal information. This change goes into effect immediately.

Build roster

Added 15.1 devices

Removed 14.1 devices