Is it worth moving to the new SDK, or wait for its bug fix..

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Is it worth moving to the new SDK, or wait for its bug fix..

Postby Anil » Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:28 am

...release?

(since there seem to be so many issues with it).
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Postby plusminus » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:12 pm

Hard to say...

some new bugs block essential things (passing bundle from one activity to another just won't work properly :x )
but also some things simplified and some useful new features were added.

I upgraded when it was released. Expect frustration :roll: ... and if you are not lucky about 1 day of code-changing.

Sooner or later you'll have to upgrade. :!:

If you want to remain with the old version, stop working on UI-stuff now :!:
Expect weird layouts after upgrading... (because of all the gui changes)

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Postby Anil » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:05 pm

Hi plusminus,
What "new features were added" do you consider necessary (in general)?
Are the "weird layouts" and other issues because of incompatibility between old code and new SDK - or is it due to bugs in the new SDK? In other words, if my UI is only a little done and I code to the new SDK API, I wonder if I still have problems.
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plusminus wrote:but also some things simplified and some useful new features were added.
If you want to remain with the old version, stop working on UI-stuff now :!:
Expect weird layouts after upgrading... (because of all the gui changes)
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Postby plusminus » Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:10 pm

Anil wrote:Hi plusminus,
What "new features were added" do you consider necessary (in general)?
Are the "weird layouts" and other issues because of incompatibility between old code and new SDK - or is it due to bugs in the new SDK? In other words, if my UI is only a little done and I code to the new SDK API, I wonder if I still have problems.
thanks,
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plusminus wrote:but also some things simplified and some useful new features were added.
If you want to remain with the old version, stop working on UI-stuff now :!:
Expect weird layouts after upgrading... (because of all the gui changes)


Not nothing really essential was added/removed (as far as I can see now), but some things were simplified.
There are also some new bugs in the new sdk, but if you will experience them depends on your code ^^

I tried to say that your GUI will not look the same on the new SDK, what leads (with me) to some frustration. :(
The sizes of the widgets heavily increased, because the new GUI is designed for Touch-functionality.

You could keep your GUI simple and concentrate on the program-logic, but I would prefer upgrading.

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