Android API Level 26 required as of August 2018

Ali Lloyd ali.lloyd at livecode.com
Fri May 18 16:05:06 EDT 2018


Currently the merge only takes the maximum of the provided minimum SDK
versions, which is something of an oversight. However it's an easy patch to
ensure it takes the maximum of the target versions too - I will submit a PR
shortly.

On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 8:17 PM J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Answering myself, the target version is already included in the Android
> manifest that LC uses by default. It is set to be the same as the
> minimum version. We can edit that to use a different number. Make a copy
> of the default manifest, located at:
> <Your LC app>/Contents/Tools/Runtime/Android/Manifest.xml
>
> Change this:
> <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="${MIN_SDK_VERSION}"
> android:targetSdkVersion="${MIN_SDK_VERSION}"/>
>
> To this:
> <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="${MIN_SDK_VERSION}"
> android:targetSdkVersion=26/>
>
> Then include the revised manifest in the Copy Files pane of the
> standalone settings. In LC versions prior to LC 9 it will replace the
> default one when you do a build. In LC 9, the standalone builder now
> merges your manifest with the default template.
>
> I'm not entirely clear how the merging works, but it sounds like you
> could create a manifest with only the changes you want to implement. For
> now I'll just edit the template and assume LC will find which edits to
> include. If anyone knows for sure, I'd like to hear how it works exactly.
>
>
> On 5/18/18 1:42 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
> > I brought this up on the list a while ago. The target version is
> > different from the minimum version I think, and there's no way to
> > specify a target in standalone settings. I think we'll need to create
> > our own manifest that includes the target. I'll have to look up how to
> > do that, I'm not sure yet what to include.
> >
> > This will affect me too, since I need to upload to the Play Store in a
> > couple of days.
> >
> > On 5/18/18 12:45 PM, bob--- via use-livecode wrote:
> >> I posted an APK to the Google Play Store today for another project I
> >> work on (not LC based) and received a warning that I've not seen
> >> before (1 week ago the same App not receive this warning).
> >>
> >> "Target API level requirements from August 2018
> >> Warning:
> >> Your app currently targets API level 25 and must target at least API
> >> level 26 to ensure it is built on the latest APIs optimized for
> >> security and performance.
> >>
> >>> From August 2018, new apps must target at least Android 8.0 (API
> >>> level 26).
> >>> From November 2018, app updates must target Android 8.0 (API level 26).
> >> Tip:
> >> Change your app's target API level. Learn how."
> >>
> >> Some months ago I attempted to build for Android on LC I ran into
> >> problems until I used an older version of either the API???/ SDK???
> >> (not sure what right now). I'm posting this here just as an FYI and to
> >> see if anyone might now if this is something we need to worry about in
> >> the LC space.
> >>
> >> I didn't want to open a QC report until someone can confirm/deny this
> >> is an issue or not.
> >>
> >> Thanks in advance,
> >> Bob Hall
> >>
> >>
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