07-31-2010 03:39 PM
what is the minimum JDE version that's supported by eclipse (via the plug-in)? i'm reading threads around here and the responses seem to vary -- some suggesting 4.3 and above and some 4.2.1 and above.
07-31-2010 04:43 PM
I have a plugin installed for 4.2.1 and all OS levels since.
Having said that I'm not sure how many 4.2.1 users are out there. And building apps for all the releases is time consuming.
I'd be interested to hear if any developers are still having 4.2.1 downloads.
07-31-2010 04:45 PM
which would you say is the lowest common OS? it's just that i've made an app with the 5.0 jde but realised that many of the functions i used are supported by lower OS versions.
07-31-2010 04:51 PM
Unfortunately not one for which I think there is an easy answer.
Over the past three months I've had 75% of downloads (17,000) using OS5.0. I forget the exact numbers but around 10% downloaded using 4.6 and a similar amount 4.5.
I've never released software for 4.2 so can't say. Some time ago one of the experienced developers on here said they still had lots of downloads of 4.2.
The question I ask myself is whether it's worth supporting earlier software releases when we're about to move to OS6.
I takes me quite a but of time to build the five OS levels I support and deploy. Not to mention providing support for each OS.
So I've more or less decided to support only 5 and above. I'll lose potential customers but have more time to develop new apps and have less headaches with support.
I'd be interested to hear anyone elses experiences.
07-31-2010 07:23 PM
I made the same decision: supporting 5.0 and above
some of the new UI elements from 6.0 I have build similar things for 5.0,
so I think its ok for me to support 5.0 / 6.0 with similar looking apps
I know that I'm loosing potential customers, but I started BB development new in march this year and from beginning focused on 5.0 - perhaps if most devices will be upgradable to 6.0 at one point I'll only support 6.0
think decisions also depend from the market you target geographically - heard that in germany (my main target) most devices have newer OS versions but in US many exist with old versions