After an amazing amount of hard work, hard working hackers have built a stable Froyo custom ROM for the Motorola Milestone. It's a port of CyanogenMod 6, and thanks to the new kernel ripped out of a ROM leaked from Brazilian carrier Vivo, there are no issues with wake time or signal. I salute everyone involved in this work, and while not a Milestone user myself, I tip my hat and my glass to you all. For any Milestone users looking for more information, see the source link, and enjoy.
I'm sure many are asking, "Why is this such big news, and why did it take so long?" The Milestone was Motorola's first foray into the horrible and unfriendly practice of encrypting the bootloader, making third party ROMs dependent on software from Motorola. The fact that a small group of users was able to circumvent the protection scheme tells us that it was a pretty damn silly idea to begin with. If the front door is locked, people will find a way to use the window. Developers who stuck with the Milestone through all this nonsense deserve our admiration and respect. [DoShaska.net] Thanks, Bassem!