CyanogenMod 6 is finally stable

It's a pun.  You get it?  It is a final stable build? Eh, whatever.  Regardless, CyanogenMod is now available in its sixth iteration in a stable form.  I have been reading about the progress of CM6 for quite a while now, and it looks great.  Many phones are supported including:

  • Nexus One
  • Droid
  • Dream/Sapphire
  • Hero (GSM/CDMA)
  • Incredible
  • Slide/Espresso
  • EVO
  • Galaxy S (Vibrant)
  • Aria
  • The unlinked ones are not yet available for download, but there are testing versions (unstable!!) available.

    The changelog is below:

    CHANGELOG

    6.0.0-pre
    • ANDROID: Google, HTC, Qualcomm, and everybody else. We <3 U
    • Common: ADWLauncher 1.0.1 - Ander Webbs
    • Common: Music app enhancements - Eliot Stocker
    • Common: Phone mod V.30.1 - cytown
    • Common: WyContacts 1.2 - Wysie (port to Froyo by Sileht)
    • Common: Superuser 2.3.3 - Adam Shanks (ChainsDD)
    • Common: Deskclock extra settings - cyanogen, Michael Webster
    • Common: MMS enhancements from Ruqqq, Takuo Kitame, jeagoss, temporalshadows
    • Common: Improved RTL text rendering - David Kohen, Omri Baumer
    • Common: Themable user interface elements - Wysie, bcrook, jeagoss
    • Common: FLAC playback support - Kenny Root, Cyanogen, Glenn Maynard
    • Common: Lockscreen enhancements - Wysie
    • Common: Long-press home options - Wysie, bcrook
    • Common: OpenVPN support - James Bottomley, Takuo Kitame
    • Common: Br0tips - Kmobs
    • Common: Browser incognito mode - Optedoblivion
    • Common: Zipalign on install (if needed) + system dex cache to /cache - Cyanogen/Chris Soyars
    • Common: Customizable Nexus LWP - Chris Soyars/Cyanogen
    • Common: JIT toggle, configurable heapsize, compcache supprt - Cyanogen
    • Common: Adjustable haptic feedback - Michael Webster
    • Common: Custom wallpapers - jairomeo, prash, SatanR1
    • Common: Battery percentage display - canadiancow, jeagoss
    • Common: Trackball wake, trackball unlock, menu unlock - Jon Boekenoogen/Kmobs
    • Common: Surfaceflinger night mode and effects - Jeff Sharkey, widget from Wysie
    • Common: Reflow webviews on pinch option - Jonas Larsson
    • Common: Enhanced accelerometer settings - Jonas Larsson
    • Common: A2DP bugfixes - Glenn Maynard
    • Common: Browser fullscreen mode and other enhancements - Wysie
    • Common: Translations: Takuo Kitame, Matthias B¼chner, Eug89, comercy
    • Common: Major build system enhancements by Chris Soyars & Koush
    • Common: Long press volume buttons to skip songs - Jon Boekenoogen
    • Common: Accelerated ARMv7 JPEG and PNG decoding - Qualcomm
    • Common: Skia acceleration on ARMv7 - Qualcomm
    • Common: Patch wrangling - Cyanogen, Chris Soyars, Koush, Kmobs
    • Common: Bluetooth HID support - Erin Yueh @ 0xlab
    • Common: Mouse pointer support - Chih-Wei Huang (android-x86)
    • Common: Configurable install location + allow move any app to external storage - Cyanogen
    • Common: Busybox and rsync Android ports from Dylex
    • Common: nano, and libncurses are now built from source. - cvpcs
    • Common: Dual camera support - Cyanogen
    • Common: Support for HTC camera firmware with extra features - Cyanogen, Qualcomm
    • Common: Other camera enhancements - Cyanogen
    • Common: Customizable status bar - Michael Webster
    • Common: Lockscreen music controls - Kmobs
    • Common: "Roam Only" mode - jrgutier
    • Common: Mobile data toggle for power widget - Drakaz
    • Common: Exchange support fixes and volume rocker selection - Michael Webster
    • Common: Lock home app in memory option - Cyanogen
    • Common: Audio DSP support (equalizer, virtual room, compressor effects) - Antti S. Lankila
    • Common: Customizable trackball notifications - Pedlar
    • Common: Fully customizable power widget - piafinho
    • Common: Zoom (except in 720p), flash, and other camera parameters can be changed while recording - Cyanogen, Qualcomm
    • Common: New boot animation by 73v1n:
    • Common: Arabic language support - Aziz Huss, David Kohen
    • Common: Torch app - Ben Buxton, Cyanogen
    • Common: Browser color invert (save battery on AMOLED screens) - Qualcomm
    • Common: Configurable brightness sensor - Jonas Larsson
    • Common: Ad-Hoc wifi support - Petr Havlena
    • Common: Audio focus enhancements - Jonas Larsson
    • Common: Mail folder sync settings - Michael Webster
    • N1/DS/Desire: Kernel 2.6.34.4 with Pershoot/Kmobs clock settings
    • D/S: Camera reverse engineering by NCommander & Cyanogen
    • D/S: Kernel patches for stability from Zinx Verituse
    • D/S: MT3G Fender/1.2 support from Zinx Verituse
    • D/S: Better media profiles - Charan Singh
    • EVO: Kernel base from toastcfh, display patches from AssassinsLament and netarchy, backport of various features from Cyanogen (2.6.32)
    • EVO: Sprint MMS fixes - Darchstar, toastcfh
    • N1/Desire: True 720P encoding support - HTC, Cyanogen, Charan Singh, Enomther
    • Desire: Kernel base from Kali- & Defer

    I have heard really good things about the unstable branches, so the stable version is bound to be even better.  I would try it out myself, by my phone is not yet supported...  Let us know what you think in the comments!

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