We released a new version of the introducing Codename One video almost a month ago but we just neglected
to highlight it in the blog. Our old videos are pretty dated by now and we use far better toolchains for video production
today, so we are in the process of redoing all our old videos. This is a long and tedious process that we do
while producing newer content, fixes and moving forward. So the timeline of such updates is quite volatile.
Check out the new video below.
Gradle & Keyboard Default Switch
We just flipped the switch on two major changes in the Android build. All Android builds from now on will
default to gradle instead of Ant. This is far superior to Ant builds as its the way forward for Google and it
allows you to
open the resulting project in Android studio.
We are flipping this switch to test this functionality before 3.3 rolls out. If this triggers issues for you please
report it at once, you can also disable it manually using the build hint android.gradle=false.
The new Android input mode is pretty different to the previous keyboard input mode, it should bring Android
more in line with the iOS port and modernize the UI quite a bit. This might introduce some incompatibilities
or issues, be sure to report them!
You can manually disable this build hint using the android.keyboardOpen=false build hint.
After 3.3 we will remove this API for good from the core and you will need to migrate to the cn1lib (which should
be pretty trivial). The reasoning is actually rather simple besides slightly faster link times...
This API requires a binary native library that has been a thorn in our side every time Apple changed something
e.g. bitcode support, x64 etc. Every such change would have been seamless and instant were it not for this
Shai is the co-founder of Codename One. He's been a professional programmer for over 25 years. During that time he has worked
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