I see that some people are not happy and do not see that there ain't no such thing as a free lunch but I do not mind. As you can see there are some updates to keep the plugin uptodate. And there are people who report their real problems and I am trying to address at least some of these. Recently we had some fixes in the area of classpath handling because the latest SDK tools release brought some interesting changes again.
There are few ideas what to do next to improve the plugin:
- Add layout preview functionality. Eclipse has GUI editor for layout and IntelliJ has at least preview. We can get on par with IntelliJ.
- Better XML editing. Basic Java support work but all these special XML files are what makes Android development different from usual Java coding.
- Lint integration.
- Maven support.
- Many smaller things around device control, logcat support.
- Better testing support. The one that we currently have is pathetic.
I had a vague promise to get help on the first and the third items (XML preview and Lint) but nothing material is available. It can be the best to ignore them and just write it from scratch.
Maven support is not likely to be addressed by me. I am free to help but I am not Maven fan boy.
Yet I am busy most of the time. Contributions are welcome.