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From Carlos Santana <csantan...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Yet another Cordova-Android 6.0.x release thread, and another 5.x release soon
Date Wed, 25 May 2016 19:37:17 GMT
Hehe thanks for the clarification 
 it crossed my mind that we were going to ship some type of dynamic cordova runtime to the
playstore for Devs to pickup

AAR makes more sense :-)


- Carlos
@csantanapr

> On May 25, 2016, at 11:51 AM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> That was a typo.
> 
> On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 8:50 AM, Simon MacDonald <simon.macdonald@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> LGTM too.
>> 
>> Although is "Cordova-Android as a distributable APK" supposed to be
>> "Cordova-Android
>> as a distributable AAR"?
>> 
>> 
>> Simon Mac Donald
>> http://hi.im/simonmacdonald
>> 
>> On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 4:24 PM, Carlos Santana <csantana23@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> LGTM
>>> I don't think Android N is going to change that much like you said.
>>> 
>>> Let's move forward as usual , create a branch 6.x on main repo and start
>>> that release stream
>>> 
>>> Start landing features from the list below and have a board to track was
>>> left. When it's done it's done when ever that's it and we release
>>> regardless of official date of Android N (it might along or be bit after)
>>> 
>>> And as normal process we need to care and feed both branches (master &
>>> 6.x) having them green and CI testing as Android N builds come out.
>>> 
>>> Any plugins need a 6.x branch corresponding to cordova-android@6.x
>>> branch, I don't think so but is good to ask.
>>> 
>>> - Carlos
>>> @csantanapr
>>> 
>>>> On May 24, 2016, at 4:07 PM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> I picked September because it's after when Android N is released.  The
>>>> items on the list don't depend on each other.
>>>> 
>>>> Also, we use semver so us breaking an API or making a major breaking
>>> change
>>>> means a major bump.  Not all of these are API breaking, and in fact
>> only
>>>> the Android Studio project structure and the Thread-Safe bridge breaks
>>>> stuff.
>>>> 
>>>> I don't want to make a 6.0 and a 7.0 for the two major breaking changes
>>> and
>>>> would rather group the two together since they're both related but not
>>>> dependent.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> On Tue, May 24, 2016, 12:58 PM Carlos Santana <csantana23@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Why the Sept. date?
>>>>> 
>>>>> Because Android N actually exists in August  sometime, but I don't
>> have
>>> a
>>>>> solid date.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> All these items depend on each other and will take until Sept. to get
>> it
>>>>> implemented?
>>>>> 
>>>>> No, but
>>>>> 
>>>>> Each of them break APIs that required a major bump version?
>>>>> 
>>>>> Can we implement one first let's say June call it 6.0 and continue
>>>>> releasing each month or as features get implemented 6.1, 6.2, etc. .
>>>>> 
>>>>> Which will be the first one that make most sense to implement? New
>>> Studio
>>>>> Project?
>>>>> 
>>>>> - Carlos
>>>>> @csantanapr
>>>>> 
>>>>>> On May 24, 2016, at 1:43 PM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com>
wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Hey
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Since Google IO didn't really throw any new features at us, and since
>>>>>> Google hinted at Android N being released at the end of August, do
>>> people
>>>>>> think that aiming for a Cordova-Android 6.0.x release in September
>> with
>>>>> the
>>>>>> following features makes sense:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * Android Studio project structure
>>>>>> * Android N Multi-Window Support
>>>>>> * Thread-Safe bridge by default
>>>>>> * Cordova-Android as a distributable APK
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I know that we had an earlier thread about this, but now that IO
is
>>> over,
>>>>>> we should probably ramp things up now that we know that we're not
>>> waiting
>>>>>> until November for a new version of Android to land.  The biggest
>>> change
>>>>> is
>>>>>> the Android Studio project structure, and everything else has been
>>>>> sitting
>>>>>> in branches for months ready to be merged in.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Also, I know a lot of people are waiting for the change to version
>>>>> numbers
>>>>>> where we don't magically generate version numbers for arch-neutral
>> APKs
>>>>> as
>>>>>> well as other script changes to the build, so I think we should do
>>>>> another
>>>>>> Cordova release to address those issues soon.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Thoughts?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Joe
>>>>> 
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