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From dpogue <...@git.apache.org>
Subject [GitHub] cordova-docs pull request #653: CB-12038: Cordova Android 6.0.0 release anno...
Date Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:29:09 GMT
Github user dpogue commented on a diff in the pull request:

    https://github.com/apache/cordova-docs/pull/653#discussion_r84776114
  
    --- Diff: www/_posts/2016-10-24-android-release.md ---
    @@ -0,0 +1,53 @@
    +---
    +layout: post
    +author:
    +    name: Joe Bowser
    +    url: https://twitter.com/infil00p
    +title:  "Cordova Android 6.0.0 Released!"
    +categories: announcements
    +tags: news releases
    +---
    +
    +We are happy to announce a major release for`Cordova Android 6.0.0` has been released!

    +
    +Run the following command in your project to save your currently installed plugins into
`config.xml`:
    +
    +    cordova plugin save
    +
    +To upgrade:
    +
    +    npm install -g cordova
    +    cd my_project
    +    cordova platform update android@6.0.0
    +
    +To add it explicitly:
    +
    +    cordova platform add android@6.0.0
    +
    +<!--more-->
    +## What's new in Android
    +
    +This release adds significant functionality, and also introduces a number
    +of breaking changes.  Some of the changes to the code base will be of
    +particular interest to third party webview plugin developers.
    +
    +#### Major Changes ####
    +* Primary bridge is the EVAL_BRIDGE, which tells the WebView to execute JS directly.
 This is more stable than the ONLINE_EVENT bridge
    +* Full Support for Android Nougat (API 24)
    +* Ice Cream Sandwich Support has been deprecated.  Minimum Supported Android Version
is Jellybean (API 16/ Android 4.1)
    +* Plugin Installation now CLEANS the build directory, this speeds up gradle build times
and allows for CLI develoment to be more predictable
    +
    +Changes For Third-Party WebView Developers:
    +* executeJavascript method added and is an abstract method that must be implemented
    +* the EVAL_BRIDGE must be added to the WebView
    +
    +
    +#### Curated Changes from the Git Commit Logs, check release notes for a more complete
list ####
    +* [CB-11083](https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-11083) Fix to deal with custom
frameworks with their own Gradle configuration
    +* [CB-8722](https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-8722)  - Move icons from drawable
to mipmap
    +* [CB-11964](https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-11964)  Call clean after plugin
install and mock it in tests
    +* [CB-11935](https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-11935) Does a best-effort attempt
to pause any processing that can be paused safely, such as animations and geolocation.
    +* [CB-11640](https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-11640)  Changing requirements check
to ask for Java 8
    +* [CB-11907](https://issues.apahce.org/jira/browse/CB-11907): Bumping Gradle to work
with Android Studio 2.2 and the Android Gradle Plugin
    +* [CB-11078](https://issues.apahce.org/jira/browse/CB-11907):mpty string for BackgroundColor
preference crashes application This closes #316
    --- End diff --
    
    Typo: Empty
    
    Also, maybe we want to do a pass over these to format them consistently (colon after the
ticket number)?


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