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From Joe Bowser <bows...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Deprecation Wars: ICS vs Gingerbread
Date Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:24:32 GMT
As in they don't work on Android 2.3.x, sorry hit send way too soon.  Also,
there's a lot of bad security issues on 2.3.x that we just can't fix, so
it's best that we draw the line here and not support 2.3.x

On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 2:23 PM Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:

> None of the Third Party WebViews work for 4.0.x
>
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 2:19 PM Steven Gill <stevengill97@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> 4.1.0? Is the minsdk the only thing keeping gingerbread support around?
>> Are
>> there other things about 4.0.0 that broke support for 2.3.0?
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 2:13 PM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > OK, because we screwed up, should we release a Cordova-Android 5.0?
>> This
>> > is going to break people, even though I don't care about the breakage,
>> I do
>> > care about telling them about the breakage.
>> >
>> > Thoughts?
>> >
>> > On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 2:10 PM Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > > It should be replaced with 14.  This was definitely an oversight
>> since we
>> > > all agreed in theory but never came to a proper decision.
>> > >
>> > > On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 12:20 PM Sergey Grebnov (Akvelon) <
>> > > v-segreb@microsoft.com> wrote:
>> > >
>> > >> I still see minSdkVersion = 10 (GINGERBREAD) in platform template.
>> > Should
>> > >> it be replaced w/ 14 (ICE_CREAM_SANDWICH) in this case and also
>> updated
>> > in
>> > >> platform docs? -  per docs we still support Gingerbread.
>> > >>
>> > >> Steve is currently working on docs update so this is perfect time to
>> > >> change this.
>> > >>
>> > >> -Sergey
>> > >> -----Original Message-----
>> > >> From: Shazron [mailto:shazron@gmail.com]
>> > >> Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:04 PM
>> > >> To: dev@cordova.apache.org
>> > >> Subject: Re: Deprecation Wars: ICS vs Gingerbread
>> > >>
>> > >> Joe, perhaps that can be part of the Tools Release blog post? Steve
>> put
>> > >> out a link to the draft in another thread.
>> > >>
>> > >> On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 10:14 AM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > >> > Resurrecting this thread!
>> > >> >
>> > >> > I think we need to let our users know that Cordova 4.0 doesn't
>> support
>> > >> > Gingerbread, or at least some of the features don't work on
>> > Gingerbread.
>> > >> > I've been trying to clean up the JIRA a bit today, and it seems
>> that
>> > >> > while we came to a consensus to drop 2.3, we didn't tell anyone.
:/
>> > >> >
>> > >> >
>> > >> > On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 12:41 PM Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> > >> >
>> > >> >> Firefox works on 2.3, and Chrome does not. It also depends
on the
>> > >> >> device
>> > >> >>
>> > >> >> On Tue, Jan 13, 2015, 12:20 PM Josh Soref <jsoref@blackberry.com>
>> > >> wrote:
>> > >> >>
>> > >> >>> Michal Mocny wrote:
>> > >> >>> >... we aren't telling those individuals that they
cannot use
>> their
>> > >> >>> >phones, we are telling developers that want to create
new
>> > >> >>> >applications for that target to either build mobile
web,
>> packaged
>> > >> >>> >native, or just stick to existing versions of cordova
if really
>> > >> needed.
>> > >> >>> >
>> > >> >>> >I do not buy the argument that you are doing those
individuals
>> with
>> > >> >>> >those phones a favour by building them hybrid apps
using the
>> > >> >>> >antiquated 2.3 webview on antiquated machine specs.
>> > >> >>>
>> > >> >>> I don't have an opinion on this. But I do have a question.
>> > >> >>>
>> > >> >>> Ignoring the fact that GeckoView is flaky today,
>> > >> >>>
>> > >> >>> 1. Does GeckoView / Firefox work (at all? well?) on a
sample /
>> > >> >>> typical 2.3 device?
>> > >> >>> 2. Can I run Chrome (or some relative) on that same device
(at
>> all?
>> > >> >>> well?)
>> > >> >>>
>> > >> >>
>> > >>
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