Xamarin Problems & Build Changes
I’ve been checking on the progress on the Xamarin front. As you may remember, we are phasing out the Xamarin backend.
It seems the problems with the Xamarin backend are not resolvable. Michael Bayne from ThreeRings has fixed up many things, but it seems many of our users are still having issues despite those fixes. I’m in favor of not releasing the Xamarin backend in the upcoming 0.9.9 release. I would tag or branch the Git repository to keep the Xamarin backend available, then remove all remnants of the Xamarin backend from the repo. The nightlies and release would not contain any Xamarin related things anymore (drastically cutting down the download size of libgdx as well). What are your thoughts on this matter?
Also, i want to kill the unholy Ant build script of death in favor of our Maven build. Reason being that the setup-ui will be transitioned to use Gradle in the near future, and Gradle requires our stuff to be in a Maven repository. By forcing myself to fix up the Maven build (it is up to date and fully functional, including gdx-freetype and gdx-bullet), i can guarantee that the Maven releases are pristine. I’d also like to get input on this.