[Olsr-dev] Android build & regex

Ferry Huberts (spam-protected)
Mon Oct 15 11:11:48 CEST 2012


Can we please get rid of the regex code in our source tree and use the 
Android regex library?

Android includes the regex library since API level 8, which is Froyo/2.2.x

Removing the regex library in our source tree would make us not support 
Eclair, Donut, Cupcake and Base.

According to http://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html, 
these versions currently amount to 3.9% market share.

Since you have to have a rooted phone and perform some magic on it I 
propose that we can easily say that we don't support phones that old.

I want to get rid of the regex code in our tree because it basically 
unneeded (looking at the market figures) and because it throws a 
gazillion warnings in the build; it prevents us from (for example) 
adding the -Werror compiler flag.

Ferry Huberts

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