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From julio cesar sanchez <>
Subject Re: [Android] Creation of 5.0.x branch and addition of Cordova-Android 6.0 featues
Date Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:18:53 GMT
+1 to this

N was Nougat!

2016-06-30 20:13 GMT+02:00 Joe Bowser <>:

> In case anyone missed the Snapchat hints today, an Android N release is
> imminent and I think it's important that we make sure that we release the
> latest version of Cordova built against that target as soon as possible.
> Because of other API changes, we should make sure that we support the old
> 5.0.x branch for at least six months, and that we encourage everyone to
> move to that branch.  This also means that we will no longer be supporting
> Ice Cream Sandwich.
> So, the plan is as follows:
> 1. Create a branch for 5.x off the current master.
> 2. Commit all changes to 6.0.x into master
> 3. Issue 5.x releases off the 5.x branch (minor changes)
> 4. Release 6.0.x with Android N
> Remember that 5.0.x should work with Android N but will lack multi-window
> support and run in a legacy mode.  The main goals with Android 6 is to do
> the following.
> 1. Allow bridges to be thread-safe so that multiple webviews could exist.
>  (Although not work with any complex plugins such as Camera, which requires
> access to a CordovaInterface and plugin manager.)
> 2. Android N compatibility
> For Android 6.0.x, we want to add the two following branches into master:
> Since I'll be going on break with the rest of Adobe, I won't be doing this
> until July 11th, so there's plenty of time for people to review this.
> However, at the same time, I'm going to assume that if I don't hear
> anything that it's all good to go ahead with this approach and move forward
> with a 6.0.x release.  The new bridge code has an API change that affects
> Crosswalk, since Crosswalk needs to add a new method for the sendJavascript
> bridge to work properly, since we brought back that deprecated feature.
> I know this is a long e-mail, but it would be great if we could get our
> release happening shortly after Google releases Android N, whatever N is
> (we'll know later today, I have to check Snapchat).
> Any thoughts and feedback would be welcome.
> Joe

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