As mentioned previously …starting from this week every week I would be creating a topic which will have a summary of some of the tasks team /e/ will complete that week
This will include
Updates with dates on sprint testing…this will in turn translate into the OTA updates that will come on the dev and stable channels. ( read more about the difference between the dev, test and stable builds)
Names of devices for which the OS will be upgraded
Names of new devices being added to the official list
…The team members are getting back from the Xmas and New Year vacations. Will share more details as this week progresses.
We have a new version of the build coming v0.14 as you can see in the image below.
Will share the details of what changes are coming in this build
Thank you very much. I really appreciate this effort to communicate better what the /e/ team is doing. And I think the community here is glad about it, too. A step in the right direction, for more transparency. Happy new year!
No. LineageOS has no GSI.
An “XDA Recognized Contributor” built a LineageOS GSI, that’s different (although commendable). Anybody can build their own Android however they like, and they can choose to build it as a GSI, and that’s what somebody did with LineageOS here. Some official Google Android resources on what GSIs are thought to be about …
The Get Droid page you linked to has parts of the disclaimer for the GSI from XDA and marks it red, it doesn’t sound convincing at all (and it’s not supposed to, it should keep unsuspecting users from putting their devices in harm’s way afterall).
Here’s something additional they didn’t copy from the GSI creator’s XDA post (they used their own words to the same effect, however) …
Why would that be, considering /e/'s target audience?
GSIs on Treble devices sure are nice, and even more nice is when they work reliably so users can actually use them as their daily driver OS on their phones.
But this is not what GSIs are for, and nobody gives any guarantee that stuff works or continues to work on any given device.
I moved the device OS upgrade and new device post to a new topic. This is because this topic is a week by week summary and will be closed at the end of each week. We will follow up on the issues in the subsequent week. @Rik with GSI’s the only issue we have is getting a dedicated resource to work on it. For now users are dependent on the unofficial GSI’s made by other users.