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From julio cesar sanchez <jcesarmob...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Android] Let's drop support for Jellybean
Date Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:38:22 GMT
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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