Updating Scrumnotes to SDK 29
January 3, 2021
As required by Google, I have been working on updating my apps to SDK 29 from SDK 28. SInce this should have been done in
November, I am late getting this completed. I decided to update the easiest app first, ScrumNotes
Scrum notes is a simple app I wrote to use during standup meetings. It has
- a place for notes about work completed and what I am working on today
- the ability to take notes during Parking Lots and send notes to the team
- the ability to create a follow up meeting if needed
The update to SDK 29 was pretty simple. Updating all the dependencies, Kotlin and the Gradle plugin
was the first task. Updating Gradle is not a scary as it was a few years ago. The appcompat and support
libraries are no longer supported. Everything has moved to androidx.
com.android.support:appcompat-v7 is now
com.android.support:design is now
com.android.support.constraint:constraint-layout is now
com.android.support:support-vector-drawable is now
Next was updating all of the appcompat imports to androidx. So imports like
Since I am using
ConstraintLayout, the main layout was updated from
androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout. The BottomNavigation widget changed from
No code changes were required other than tweaking some null values in the Kotlin code.All in all, it was a
fairly easy upgrade. Much easier than I expected when I learned about the move to androidx.
The code is open source and in Github if you would like to see more.