Bug 43547 - Build system should validate minimum OS version
Summary: Build system should validate minimum OS version
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: MSBuild ()
Version: 6.0.0
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: master
Assignee: dean.ellis
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Reported: 2016-08-19 19:11 UTC by Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT]
Modified: 2017-06-28 09:22 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2016-08-19 19:11:31 UTC
The build system should validate that the minimum OS version is no lower than the minimum version that the runtime will run on.

This would produce much more actionable error messages in cases like this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/39024935/parse-error-with-xamarin
Comment 1 Jonathan Pryor 2016-08-19 21:09:53 UTC
I'm not sure that validating that //uses-sdk/@android:minSdkVersion >= 4 would help *here*, largely because I don't know why his app is failing. The error message isn't very useful.

We should still validate it, and if (when?) we bump our minimum supported SDK version, we'll have a place to actually validate it.