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From Brian LeRoux...@brian.io>
Subject Re: Android Froyo (2.2 - 2.2.3) Deprecation in Cordova v2.9 or v3.0?
Date Fri, 05 Jul 2013 22:25:06 GMT
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/78efe2a960ba2b320680da1
>> 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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