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Hey guys SWAP is very important, specifically when you are browsing on multiple windows/tabs.

In the stock ROM every time you switched from one browser window/tab to the other, the page reloads making the browsing experience a very slow painful thing, the Cyanogen ROM however improved that a little but not much(a slight load on this too and the browser crashes and your VALUABLE research window/tabs are lost...

Whereas swap gives you a great browsing experience minus the crashes, with multiple browser windows/tabs, the page once loaded will not reload, so when you are switching between them the content of the page is static and visible all the time and making toggling between them a pleasurable experience !!!!!!!

I would say SWAP is a necessity on devices with less than 256MB RAM, and our device has only 194MB RAM !!!

People who do not need swap can always abstain from activating it on their devices.
(to my knowledge ... A SWAP ENABLED KERNEL WILL NOT SLOW THE ROM, ITS A FEATURE WHICH LETS THE KERNEL EXECUTE THE 'SWAPON' COMMAND.......so performance and a swap enabled kernel are not related.)


Honestly i don't see any LAG in the speed of my device from builds 11 to 14.

I did face a choppy keyboard response on build 14 but i downgraded tested and upgraded back and tested and the choppiness ... it was resolved. YOU CAN TRY DOING THE SAME AND SEE IF THE MINOR ISSUES SELF CORRECT !

Guys we need to wait until the stable version is out, all the devs currently seem very busy adding newer device support.

All the unresolved issue will hopefully be ironed out in the stable release !!!

Patience is a virtue ... and i can see that it is paying off ... the stock rom is lost way behind.

Kudos Cyanogen and Dev's
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Hey guys SWAP is very important, specifically when you are browsing on multiple windows/tabs.

In the stock ROM every time you switched from one browser window/tab to the other, the page reloads making the browsing experience a very slow painful thing, the Cyanogen ROM however improved that a little but not much(a slight load on this too and the browser crashes and your VALUABLE research window/tabs are lost...

Whereas swap gives you a great browsing experience minus the crashes, with multiple browser windows/tabs, the page once loaded will not reload, so when you are switching between them the content of the page is static and visible all the time and making toggling between them a pleasurable experience !!!!!!!

I would say SWAP is a necessity on devices with less than 256MB RAM, and our device has only 194MB RAM !!!

People who do not need swap can always abstain from activating it on their devices.
(to my knowledge ... A SWAP ENABLED KERNEL WILL NOT SLOW THE ROM, ITS A FEATURE WHICH LETS THE KERNEL EXECUTE THE 'SWAPON' COMMAND.......so performance and a swap enabled kernel are not related.)


Honestly i don't see any LAG in the speed of my device from builds 11 to 14.

I did face a choppy keyboard response on build 14 but i downgraded tested and upgraded back and tested and the choppiness ... it was resolved. YOU CAN TRY DOING THE SAME AND SEE IF THE MINOR ISSUES SELF CORRECT !

Guys we need to wait until the stable version is out, all the devs currently seem very busy adding newer device support.

All the unresolved issue will hopefully be ironed out in the stable release !!!

Patience is a virtue ... and i can see that it is paying off ... the stock rom is lost way behind.

Kudos Cyanogen and Dev's
thanks,
But I heard somewhere that swap reduces your sd card's lifespan and ultimately kills it...

Also we were promised 256 mb of ram... how can our device have only 194 mb of RAM ???? Its out of my understanding.. please help

Thanks

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Discussion Starter · #25 ·
Build 15 has no sd problems but in screen has a ot of lag it's not fluent.. but it's good to see that maybe the next will be fine !
I second that, overall screen clearly laggy, keyboard choppy, ANYBODY NOTICING THE CHOPPY / LAGGY KEYBOARD TOO ??? (my downgrading/upgrading trick did not resolve, neither did shutdowns/reboots)

Overall screen response/animations very very laggy !!!

NEEDS SOME SERIOUS LOOKING INTO !!!

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Yes !!! Swap is working but is very very unstable ...

While testing to check how it works on restart ...
triggered the instabilty ...

(Otherwise swap enabled (on swapper2 app) works well until the device is shutdown and restarted or rebooted)

Error Description:
Firstly the swap is not enabled on device restart, further the screen timeout results in device shutdown !!! This is a loop, every time its switched ON/rebooted and the moment the screen times out, the event proves to be fatal, resulting in device shutdown.
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The screen timeout death not occuring on build 15 ... only that the swapper 2 app does not activate swap on device start ... I manually enable it whenever my device is restarted ...

TRUST ME ! WITH SWAP ENABLED I AM REALLY ENJOYING MY DEVICE LIKE NEVER BEFORE !!!

NO MORE MEMORY SHORTAGE MESSAGES AS EXPERIENCED OON THE STOCK ROM OR THE BROWSER CRASHES AS EXPERIENCED ON THE INITIAL CM 7 TEST BUILDS THAT WERE NOT ENABLED WITH SWAP !!!

Thanks Cyanogen and Developers who made this possible !!!

Cheers !!!

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the following bugs / breaks are still lingering around...

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4. Choose 'external' from 'cyanogen mod settings - application - install location' install a couple of test apps from the market and check if they are installed on the external card.
- YET TO BE FIXED !!!!!!!

6(a). The virtual keyboard has to be switched off when in the right-side-up position as it is redundant in the presence of the physical keyboard.

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. Also while in the landscape position the virtual keyboard takes up the entire screen space leaving only 1-2 lines visible for input space, very problematic when trying to drag the cursor guide(which keeps jumping to the beginning of the text field) to the right place in the passage while editing.Tweaks : The virtual keyboard should not exceed more than 50% of the screen and needs to have better cursor guide control
- BUG IN THE LATEST BUILD !!!!!!!


7. SIM card contents like contacts and SMS'es are not getting populated(viewable) in phone book and messages. The setting for USIM is missing from contacts display setting.
- YET TO BE FIXED !!!!!!!


8. The speaker phone volume while on a call is very low, using the volume button increases the in-call volume and has no effect on the speaker phone volume,
. The sound settings however are maxed out for ringtone, ringer, media and alarm volumes.
- YET TO BE FIXED !!!!!!!


9. In the 'battery use' section of settings the % and the progress bars are not matching, the bar stands at zero for all the categories.
- YET TO BE FIXED !!!!!!!


10. When you turn off the android keyboard in settings, the settings are forcely closed and when you try to go to "phone state" it closes... after when you reboot the keyboard is turned on again.
- YET TO BE FIXED !!!!!!!


12. Since Build 15, the camera is not working, the moment the camera is run the screen starts blinking/flickering rapidly with "ANDROID_" showing on the screen, this state cannot be exited the phone needs to be rebooted to get out of this flicker'y loop.
- YET TO BE FIXED !!!!!!!

13. Since after builds 11 and 12 the overall performance of the animations or screen responsiveness has deteriorated with build 15 noticeably laggy or slow.
- YET TO BE FIXED !!!!!!!

14. Also the physical keyboard response is choppy i'e, the instant a key is pressed, the letters display a split second later on the screen. So when one is typing a little fast, you see the letters on the screen not keeping up with the speed of key-presses. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CHOPPINESS IS ONLY WHEN ONE IS USING THE PHYSICAL KEYBOARD !!! the android onscreen keyboard as a normal steady keypress response)
- YET TO BE FIXED !!!!!!!


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Keep testing and don't forget to report !!!
This way a STRONG stable release can be hoped !!!

Thanks Guys !!!
 

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Discussion Starter · #34 ·
Anybody tried the 17th build...
My downloads showing the following MD5SUM : 9260325b9497f951855879fbf526c4c6 ... don't want to take chances !!!

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Discussion Starter · #39 ·
Build 17
The speaker phone volume is working at high level (I think it is ok);
Camera not working
Performance of the animations or screen responsiveness laggy or slow.

I did not test anything else.

Take Care
Yes speaker phone fix ... confirmed on build 17 !!!
 
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