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From Andrew Grieve <>
Subject Re: [Android] FileHelper and DirectoryManager removed, breaks two core plugins
Date Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:24:34 GMT
On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 11:14 AM, Joe Bowser <> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 8:07 AM, Andrew Grieve <>
> wrote:
> > That's good feedback. I was flip floppy about actually removing the files
> > from core, but sounds like there's good reason to leave them for now.
> I'll
> > put them back and deprecate them. Also unsure about whether it merits a
> > major version bump, since these classes aren't (intentionally) a part of
> > our API, but rather files that didn't get moved into the plugins in time.
> >
> Whoa.  Back when we were working on 3.0, these were supposed to be
> shared classes, and now they're plugins?  I remember not moving them
> out because I guessed that something like this would happen.
Are there any of them that you think should still be part of the core API?

> > The copies of them in the plugins have the same name, but are in
> different
> > packages, so they won't conflict.
> >
> They also might not be able to be dexed after they're compiled into
> Java bytecode, like when the namespace for FileUtils was changed.
> This was something that caught a few people off guard.  I think we
> should keep this change, but that this is actually more about our
> process than about moving things around.  We should be able to do
> these changes without it taking three hours for someone to clean their
> stuff if they had the misfortune of going to a business meeting that
> day of the change.

I've seen this kind of error when two files implement the same class in the
same package, but I've not seen it for classes of the same name in
different packages.

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