Why are both Rhino and V8 bundled in the APK?

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Ti 1.8.0.1

Is there any explanation as to why APKs produced with 1.8 contain multiple copies of V8 as well as the Rhino library (possibly depending on configuration; I don't know), drastically bloating the APK size?

If one opts for V8, why are two versions included? Is it due to architectural/platform issues with deployment? And is there any way to exclude Rhino?

And if one opts for Rhino, is there any way to exclude the V8s?

— asked 2 years ago by K T
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I'm not sure but I think they fixed this in one of the latest 1.9. One of my apps has 1.5M now, thing that never happend before.

— answered 2 years ago by Dan Tamas
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  • Interesting. I don't get that, testing with the latest 1.9. I still get a huge (13 MB in my case) reported size on device.

    (Mind you, that's installed to internal storage; I have previously observed a substantial reduction in size when moving to SD. Not sure what that's all about.)

    — commented 2 years ago by K T

  • Yes, it's moved to SD. I don't know either why it behaves like this.

    — commented 2 years ago by Dan Tamas

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