Put those shovels away -- the Droid Eris is still alive and kicking, and now a CyanogenMod 7 port is available. The Eris isn't on the CM 7 "officially supported" list, and HTC and Verizon forgot about this sweet little phone long ago, but workshed over at XDA isn't about to let that stop him from squeezing Gingerbread onto the phone, CM style. It was built from CM7 sources, and the latest version (as of this writing) was synced with the CyanogenMod tree on Feb. 7. The changes and full kernel source are available, too. For anyone thinking about diving in and developing a ROM, this is how it's done.
It's not 100 percent just yet, but from what I'm reading, it good enough to run daily. Heck, if I was rocking the Eris I'd be using it. Give it a try and breathe some new life into your Droid Eris. [XDA-Developers] Thanks for the tip, Dustin!