On Oct 26, 2012, at 10:10 AM, supittma(a)redhat.com wrote:
Following a spirited discussion on the IRC channel we have come up
the following arguments for and against several minimum versions of
Android which we will support for 1.0
The TODO app currently compiles and runs on it
Older than cyber dirt.
Relies on some deprecated HTTP Cient APIs
More testing for not much more gain in market
There is no way we're targeting 1.0 - that is just crazy talk!!
android -8 Froyo
We agreed on it before.
Gains us 15% of Android Play users
Still uses deprecated http libraries.
Lose out on some of the nicer things in Gingerbread
Can lower our minimum version in 1.0.1 if it passes QA
Old as cyber dirt
We did discuss this before, but also did not have the insight into the http stack
Majority of Android users still use this
Lots of good API's
"Default" version for many Android developers
Minimum version that the supported http libraries support
We lose the users from Froyo
We agreed on Froyo before
The library doesn't strictly need it.
By far the largest market share, and for much of what/who we will be targeting having a
min version of 2.3 (api 10) seems prudent at first sight. That said supporting back to
Froyo might be good if the technical costs are not too high.
My vote is for 10 with an eye to lower it to 8 shortly after 1.0 is
released. This limits the number of platforms we have to test on to get
this out the door and doesn't affect our developers that much.
This seems like a very sensible approach for our first release! We can target Froyo
(depending on effort, or timing) after we 1.0 out. Perhaps for a point or minor release.
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