[mono-android] Side-by-side installs
jonp at xamarin.com
Fri Feb 3 17:34:16 UTC 2012
On Feb 3, 2012, at 12:23 PM, Tom Opgenorth wrote:
> Perhaps more of a general Android question than a M4A one, but I was
> wondering if it's possible to have side-by-side installs of an app on
> the same device? I'm thinking it isn't , but figured it couldn't hurt
> (much) to ask.
Once upon a time, I added explicit support for this through `mandroid --package=PACKAGE`, which would override the /manifest/@package within AndroidManifest.xml. The intent was to allow side-by-side installation of applications, just as you're asking.
However, I wrote that support ages ago, and it hasn't been part of any explicit tests, so it may well have bitrotten in the meantime.
To try it, add a <MandroidExtraArgs/> option to your .csproj, or use MSBuild:
msbuild Project.csproj /p:MandroidExtraArgs=--package=my.new.package
If it works, wonderful; if it doesn't work, sorry.
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