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From Joe Bowser <bows...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Discuss Android plugin compatibility problem
Date Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:25:50 GMT
Is there a bug created for this? It sounds like we should have the local
scripts handle dependency adding on Android.

On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 9:14 AM Carlos Santana <csantana23@gmail.com> wrote:

> +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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