So last time I explained how to set up Proguard in your Maven build for your Android application without getting yourself into trouble with regards to different operating systems or with automatically saving your mapping file in case you use obfuscation and want to be able to make sense of the stack traces in the Android market backend. I however mostly left out any tips on configuring proguard itself, since this is a whole other chapter. And thats what I am going to explain a bit more in detail today..
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So with the introduction with the Android License Validation Library and now with the SDK tools revision 8 and the integrated options, Proguard has gained more and more interest in the Android developer community and users of the Android Maven Plugin are certainly not left behind. Of course Proguard is a fairly powerful tool that overs plenty of opportunity to get yourself into trouble or long debugging sessions. With this post I am going to show you how to best set up proguard usage in your Maven based Android application build. So lets get started.
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After presenting about Apache Maven usage for Android development at the Vancouver Android Developer group and the Barcelona GTUG as well as the first Canadian Android Developer conference AndroidTO, I am taking another step forward. Coming March 2011 I will be presenting about using the Maven Android Plugin and associated tools from setup to publishing your application on the market as well as running continuous integration servers and working with instrumentation tests and related toolkits probably showcasing Robotium as well as RoboElectric.
It would be great if you could join me there as well as let me know if there is any specific topics in this context that you would like to see discussed.
I am also contemplating organizing some sort of Maven Android Plugin or even a more generic build tool related BOF or so. Would you be interested in something like that? If so let me know here or on the Maven Android Developers mailing list.
I look forward to meet you in San Francisco.
With the release of the latest and greatest Android platform nicknamed Gingerbread with the more official version number 2.3 or the even geekier API number 9 an updated was due. The latest version of the Maven Android SDK Deployer now supports the new release on the day of the release of the update and allows users of the Maven Android Plugin to get hacking on their 2.3 based projects and prototype.s