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From Joe Bowser <bows...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Deprecation Wars: ICS vs Gingerbread
Date Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:23:22 GMT
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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