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From filmaj <...@git.apache.org>
Subject [GitHub] cordova-docs pull request #691: CB-12609: added android@6.2.0 release blog p...
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2017 19:10:39 GMT
Github user filmaj commented on a diff in the pull request:

    https://github.com/apache/cordova-docs/pull/691#discussion_r109231097
  
    --- Diff: www/_posts/2017-03-31-android-release.md ---
    @@ -0,0 +1,38 @@
    +---
    +layout: post
    +author:
    +    name: Steve Gill
    +    url: https://twitter.com/stevesgill
    +title:  "Cordova Android 6.2.0 Released!"
    +categories: announcements
    +tags: news releases
    +---
    +
    +We are happy to announce that `Cordova Android 6.2.0` has been released! 
    +
    +This release has fixed issues introduced by the **Android SDK Tools 25.3.1** release.
**Google** dropped support for the `android` binary, so `cordova-android` has now adopted
support for the `avdmanager` and `sdkmanager` binaries. We have also taken the opportunity
to rewrite how we use gradle on the users system.
    +
    +This release also adds support for the `<resource-file>` element in `config.xml`
which copies specified files during a `cordova prepare`. This allows providing arbitrary files
such as special notification-sized icons, or API configuration JSON files. 
    +
    +To upgrade:
    +
    +    npm install -g cordova
    +    cd my_project
    +    cordova platform update android@6.2.0
    +
    +To add it explicitly:
    +
    +    cordova platform add android@6.2.0
    +
    +This release will have to be explicitly added until the upcoming `cordova@7` release,
where it will be pinned as the default android platform.
    +
    +<!--more-->
    +## What's new in Android
    +* [CB-12614](https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-12614) Adding headers to tests
    +* [CB-8978](https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-8978) Prepare copy `resource-files`
from `config.xml`
    +* [CB-12605](https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-12605) Fix a requirements check
failure on **Windows**
    +* [CB-12595](https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-12595) This should find an **Android
Studio** installation and use the sweet gradle center found inside
    +* [CB-12546](https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-12546) leverage `avdmanager` if
`android` warns it is no longer useful, which happens in **Android SDK Tools 25.3.1**. Explicitly
set the `CWD` of the spawned emulator process to workaround a recent google android sdk bug.
Rename `android_sdk_version.js` to `android_sdk.js`, to better reflect its contents. Have
`create.js` copy over the `android_sdk_version` batch file.
    --- End diff --
    
    I'd remove this: "Rename `android_sdk_version.js` to `android_sdk.js`, to better reflect
its contents. " - not useful to end users.
    I would also reword the last sentence - this was actually a bug where the batch file for
`android_sdk_version` would not exist in a generated cordova-android project. I am thinking:
"Actually include the `android_sdk_version.bat` file in generated cordova-android projects
for our lovely Windows users."


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