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From Carlos Santana <csantan...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Discuss Android plugin compatibility problem
Date Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:12:59 GMT
+1 gradle declared dependencies only, cli to warn users about plugins
having libraries that will conflict, future is gradle no ANT I'm ok to
start deprecating ant going forward.


On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 11:27 AM Sergey Grebnov (Akvelon) <
v-segreb@microsoft.com> wrote:

> Hi guys, I want to raise the following question - what we should
> recommend  plugin developers to avoid 'Multiple dex files defined' issue on
> Android, for example [3]
>
> UNEXPECTED TOP-LEVEL EXCEPTION:
>         com.android.dex.DexException: Multiple dex files define
> Landroid/support/v4/accessibilityservice/AccessibilityServiceInfoCompat$AccessibilityServiceInfoVersionImpl;
>
>
> To reproduce this problem you can add both Facebook [1] and PushPlugin[2]
> and then build android platform.
>
> This happens due to we still use jars to add plugin dependencies, but
> there are several very popular among them (like android-support, gson) so
> we bring the same dependencies several times so build fails.
>
> I think we should start recommending people to start adding
> utility/common/popular dependencies via corresponding gradle configuration
> (not using libs folder) as the only way to support multiple plugins which
> could rely on the same dependency. In this case gradle will be able to
> handle this situation correctly using its smart Dependency
> Management/Versioning logic [4].
>
> For example,
>
> <source-file src="src/android/com/plugin/android-support-v13.jar"
> target-dir="libs/" />
> ->
> <framework src="com.android.support:support-v13:21.0.0" />
>
> Disadvantage of this approach is that Ant build won't be supported (I know
> some tricky/more complex way to correctly support both Ant and Gradle but I
> don't think it is worth adding more complexity for plugins developers just
> to continue supporting Ant).
>
> Guys, any recommendations/thoughts how we should proceed in this
> situation? Maybe someone has better solution for this problem?
>
> [1] https://github.com/Wizcorp/phonegap-facebook-plugin
> [2] https://github.com/phonegap-build/PushPlugin
> [3] https://github.com/Wizcorp/phonegap-facebook-plugin/issues/1028
> [4] https://docs.gradle.org/current/userguide/dependency_management.html
>
> Thx!
> Sergey
>
>
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