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From "Fowler, Angela" <ange...@fast.au.fujitsu.com>
Subject RE: Android Froyo (2.2 - 2.2.3) Deprecation in Cordova v2.9 or v3.0?
Date Mon, 08 Jul 2013 02:21:30 GMT
Thanks for replies. We would prefer to go with a supported version of
Cordova rather than an older release if possible. What is the best way
to determine what has changed in a particular version?

It seems that the change log for a version is based on the JIRA "fix
version" which may not accurately reflect what is changed in each
release. Is this correct?
https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=1231242
0&version=12324023

For example the codec deprecation issue has fix version 3.0 listed 
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-3281

There are also a number of issues which are fixed but have no fix
version (some maybe haven't been picked yet) and so will not appear in
the release notes
https://issues.apache.org/jira/issues/?jql=project%20%3D%20CB%20AND%20re
solution%20%3D%20Fixed%20AND%20fixVersion%20%3D%20EMPTY


-----Original Message-----
From: brian.leroux@gmail.com [mailto:brian.leroux@gmail.com] On Behalf
Of Brian LeRoux
Sent: Saturday, 6 July 2013 8:25 AM
To: dev@cordova.apache.org
Subject: Re: Android Froyo (2.2 - 2.2.3) Deprecation in Cordova v2.9 or
v3.0?

That said, its important to note that the code and therefore tags lives
so you can still target those devices w/ older releases of Cordova for
as long as you need to.

On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 1:12 PM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:
> Turns out that removing this didn't break anything on Froyo, so we did

> it early.  We really wanted to remove support because we are running 
> out of test devices and can't guarantee it'll still work.
>
> Basically any old version that has less than 5% of devices on Google 
> Play will end up getting deprecated.
>  On Jul 5, 2013 12:18 AM, "Fowler, Angela" 
> <angelaf@fast.au.fujitsu.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi devs,
>>
>>
>>
>> We are looking at moving from Cordova v2.7.0 to v2.9.x and have some 
>> concerns about which Android platforms are still supported. Froyo 
>> accounts for 3% of users on the Google Play Store.
>>
>>
>>
>> According to the deprecation policy, Froyo should still be in until 
>> v3.0 http://wiki.apache.org/cordova/DeprecationPolicy
>>
>> The issue to remove Commons Codec dependency
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-3281 has fix version 3.0
>>
>>
>>
>> I noticed in v2.9.0 that
>>
>> -          the create script no longer uses Commons Codec
>> https://github.com/apache/cordova-android/blob/2.9.x/bin/create.js
>>
>> -          org.apache.cordova.FileUtils and CameraLauncher replace
codec
>> with android.util.Base64
>> https://github.com/apache/cordova-android/commit/78efe2a960ba2b320680
>> da1
>> 8b7c0fc20d442c604
>>
>> This issue also lists fix version 3.0
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-3358
>>
>>
>>
>> Question 1: Should these changes be in version 2.9.x or 3.0.x? Also 
>> are there any other changes you know of that may reduce supported 
>> Android versions in v2.9?
>>
>>
>>
>> android.util.Base64
>>
>> The Android API says android.util.Base64 was added in API level 8 
>> (Froyo
>> 2.2.x)  
>> http://developer.android.com/reference/android/util/Base64.html
>>
>>
>>
>> Question 2 : Will Froyo continue to work in v2.9 or not?
>>
>> I've set the target SDK version to 8 to try this out in an emulator 
>> but would be great to know if someone has checked on a Froyo device.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Angela
>>
>>
>>
>>



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