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From Shazron <shaz...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Android] Let's drop support for Jellybean
Date Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:23:46 GMT
+1

On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 8:38 AM, julio cesar sanchez <jcesarmobile@gmail.com
> wrote:

> Currently, Jellybean is 8.8%, so it's bellow the 10%. We can drop it.
>
>
> 2017-06-12 17:22 GMT+02:00 Filip Maj <maj.fil@gmail.com>:
>
> > Reviving this thread! Sorry for the late reply.
> >
> > Regarding Trevor's question:
> > > Just for consideration however, what do we actually gain by dropping
> > > official support? Are there compat libraries or tests we can drop after
> > > this?
> >
> > From a testing/CI perspective, it becomes much more tenable to keep up
> > with pull requests and ensure changes are validated on the platforms
> > we support. We currently leverage Sauce Labs to run tests on emulators
> > on Android, and Sauce dropped support for all Android versions up to
> > and including 4.3 [1]. So, from a selfish perspective, as a cordova
> > dev, dropping 4.3 and below support makes _my_ life easier as I don't
> > have to manually test on earlier versions of Android.
> >
> > Not sure if there are other, less-selfish reasons? Ping Simon + Joe.
> >
> > Also, instead of letting this thread die a quiet death, may I suggest
> > that whatever decision is made here, we file as issues and chalk up
> > for the next cordova-android major release?
> >
> > [1] https://wiki.saucelabs.com/display/DOCS/2017/03/30/EOL+
> > for+Android+4.0%2C+4.1%2C+4.2%2C+and+4.3+Automated+Mobile+App+Testing
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 4:36 PM, Trevor Brindle <tabrindle@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > I don't think it is unreasonable to drop support for an OS that had its
> > > first release in July of 2012 (4.1 is almost 5 years old), especially
> > > considering the Cordova support policy for iOS.
> > >
> > > Realistically, I think it's hard to justify support for before 4.4.
> Less
> > > than 10% of our customers are on 4.4 or earlier as a whole, and less
> than
> > > 10% of them actually use our apps regularly.
> > >
> > > Just for consideration however, what do we actually gain by dropping
> > > official support? Are there compat libraries or tests we can drop after
> > > this?
> > >
> > > On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 12:10 PM Simon MacDonald <
> > simon.macdonald@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > I would happily drop support for anything less than API level 19 in the
> > > next cordova-android major release.
> > >
> > >
> > > Simon Mac Donald
> > > http://simonmacdonald.com
> > >
> > > On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 10:56 AM, Filip Maj <maj.fil@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >> As much as I personally would like to do so, I wonder what the
> > >> reaction among consumers of cordova would be.
> > >>
> > >> On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 1:39 AM, Jesse <purplecabbage@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > >> > +1
> > >> > Our CI tests only test as far back as 4.4, so maybe I thought we
> were
> > >> > already there.
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> > @purplecabbage
> > >> > risingj.com
> > >> >
> > >> > On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 12:15 PM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >> >
> > >> >> Hey
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Even though everything appears to be working on Jellybean, I know
a
> > lot
> > >> of
> > >> >> people have been wanting to throw it to the wayside.  Normally,
for
> > us
> > >> to
> > >> >> drop support for a platform, we have to wait unitl it goes below
> 10%,
> > >> but
> > >> >> since Jellybean consists of three different API versions, and
since
> > two
> > >> of
> > >> >> those are below the 5% mark, I'm tempted to just toss it by the
> > wayside
> > >> and
> > >> >> set the minimum supported version of Android to 4.4.x, or API
level
> > 19.
> > >> >>
> > >> >> How do people feel about that.  I know in the past, people were
> super
> > >> >> passionate about supporting everything, but given that my Android
> 4.1
> > >> >> device is an old Nitobi device obtained before we even became
> Adobe,
> > >> and it
> > >> >> took five tries to get it to cooperate with adb, I'm really
> starting
> > to
> > >> >> think it's time we dropped Jellybean.
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Thoughts?
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Joe
> > >> >>
> > >>
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