> If the app is using public APIs and/or the 1.5 NDK, it should work
> fine under 1.6.
it should work... but the matter-of-fact is it doesn't work on 1.6.
I'm aware of broken widget issue from 1.5 to 1.6 - though I’ve not yet
debugged for details. Dig the android-developer group for a couple of
other cases of adc2 apps broken on 1.6.
Yes, developers should report a bug... but as far as adc2 is
concerned apps must not be judged on 1.6. A definite NO!!! NO!!! Adc2
judging app should not be supported on 1.6. Or better call-off the
“community” judging for Round2 and let only the "expert" judges select
the winning entries by evaluating the apps on 1.5 only.
Even a single adc2 entry not working on 1.6 as compared with testing
on 1.5 makes a strong case for above options. Whereas, there are at-
least a handful of "reported" cases on android-developer group
regarding adc2 entry app's failure on 1.6
Raphael, appreciate your effort in coming forward and investigate this
whole adc2 on 1.6 issue(as probably this is the first official
response in this matter).
I would recommend that adc2 team should not assume that there are not
many broken adc2 entries or that they can be fixed on the platform-
side, based solely on developer/contestant response. I have an app
that works fine on 1.5 but is broken on 1.6, yet I do not have
sufficient time to debug and report it at this moment. Adc2 was meant
for 1.5 and should continue with that. Unfortunately I see this not
happening (read further only to know why).
If I’ve read into the ADC2 developments correctly, Round-1 was meant
to be a filtering round and avoid poorly built “HelloWorld I can code
for Android so can you offer me Android work?” slip-out to larger
audience. Round-2 will see public/media announcements to judge a
better set of 200 apps. Certainly is good for overall Android/
developer image. So what I understand is 200 apps are meant to reach
and involve larger audience (than initial n,nnn apps). This means
community-judging cannot be called-off. 1.6 is a commercial commitment
and cannot be meddled with either. Developers cannot be given an
opportunity to fix their entries for 1.6, as competitor’s apps are
exposed and will lead to copying of ideas. Very little hope with adc2
for apps broken due to 1.6 release.