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Android Studio 0.5.4 Released

posted Apr 3, 2014, 9:48 AM by Tor Norbye   [ updated Apr 3, 2014, 9:55 AM ]
We've just released Android Studio 0.5.4 with the following improvements:
  • Many bug fixes!!
  • A new Lint API check, which flags usages of attributes that are not available on all versions supported with minSdkVersion. This is just a warning rather than an error, since unlike unavailable method calls, this will not cause a crash. In some cases, such as in the following screenshot, the fact that the attribute is not used in some of the older versions is not a problem: the LinearLayout will simply not show dividers, which in this case is not a big visual problem. However, in other cases the unused attribute may be vital to the operation or look of an application, so it's important to be aware that the attribute is only functional on some of the supported versions. As always, you can suppress warnings you've manually confirmed are fine:
  • There is a new template for creating a Google Maps Activity (invoke via New > Google > Google Maps Activity) :

NOTE: Android Studio 0.5.4 now requires Tools 22.6.2 to be installed, so open the SDK Manager to install it (Tools > Android > SDK Manager..., or use the toolbar action).

If you are already running Android Studio, just restart it, or manually check for updates via Help > Check for Update... (on OSX, look in the Android Studio menu).  This will download and install a small patch rather than download a full IDE image.
If you need to download a full install, visit the Android Studio Canary Build 0.5.4 page.

If you run into problems, be sure to check the Known Issues page which we'll update as necessary.