Thanks for replying Dianne, it's nice to see an official face in one
of these threads.
I have to say though that with the best will in the world chances are
things are still going to break somewhere, although admittedly minor
The other thing, which is more important imo, is engaging with the
community which is supporting the platform.  Putting the people who
put the work in at the back of the queue isn't a good idea.

On Jan 5, 10:12 pm, Dianne Hackborn <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 1:56 PM, Wayne Wenthin <> wrote:
> > This is true.  But the phones are being overnighted to people starting
> > today.  They have been "Dogfooding" it for a few weeks.   Why are the
> > "Developers" the last to see it?    If this breaks apps, which it is certain
> > to do, they are just further infuriating the Developers that are trying to
> > make this a great platform.   If they continue I may just break down and buy
> > a Mac.   At least with Apple you know where you stand... Generally under the
> > foot of Jobs but at least you know it.
> While I will not argue that we need to be better about getting SDKs out
> earlier, for developers the changes in 2.1 are really not that significant.
>  Pretty much all of the stuff (little that it was) that could impact
> existing applications is already in 2.0.1.  2.1 adds some new APIs for
> things like Live Wallpapers, but a little delay in being able to use those
> won't harm anyone.
> If it helps, 2.0.1 is actually a branch off of the 2.1 development with
> various fixes from 2.0 that we desired for a maintenance release for Droid,
> and the new APIs hidden because they weren't quite ready to be supported
> yet.  Almost all of the work from 2.0.1 to 2.1 was related to new features
> appearing on Nexus One.
> --
> Dianne Hackborn
> Android framework engineer
> Note: please don't send private questions to me, as I don't have time to
> provide private support, and so won't reply to such e-mails.  All such
> questions should be posted on public forums, where I and others can see and
> answer them.
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