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From "Joe Bowser (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-11244) Update Android Project Structure to be more compatible with Android Studio
Date Fri, 14 Oct 2016 22:17:21 GMT


Joe Bowser commented on CB-11244:

[~stickbyatlas] That's probably never going to entirely go away, and it's a consequence of
us not releasing as fast as Google releases Android Studio.  We did sync our versions and
remove that error for 2.1, but it came back for 2.2 and the next major version will have that
fix.  We try to keep up, but our ability to release as fast as possible is hindered by factors
beyond my control alone.

> Update Android Project Structure to be more compatible with Android Studio
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-11244
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Android
>            Reporter: Joe Bowser
>            Assignee: Joe Bowser
>              Labels: CordovaAndroidSix
> Currently our existing Android projects have the old Android Project structure created
by default, even for new projects, which makes no sense since we no longer support Eclipse
as the default project editor and have moved to Android Studio for Android development.
> The main reason for doing this is to clean up dependencies and to allow for projects
and dependencies to work more like how modern Android projects work and to remove as much
custom Gradle code as possible.  This would also allow us in the future to move towards having
Android Plugin code work as Android Libraries with Resources instead of just copying things
across, which gives us the ability to add JUnit tests and bundled resources.  This would dramatically
increase the quality of plugins such as InAppBrowser, and third party plugins such as the
Barcode Scanner.
> This would have to be done on the next major version, and the upgrade would be tricky
to do.  However, the benefits at this point would greatly outweigh the costs of maintaining
the old project structure.  The old cordova-common code in Cordova-Android 5.0.x would allow
for plugins in the short term to work with both projects until we get the new project structure

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