An adaptation of the JSR-310 backport for Android.
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ThreeTen Android Backport

An adaptation of the JSR-310 backport for Android.

Usage

Initialize the timezone information in your Application.onCreate() method:

@Override public void onCreate() {
  super.onCreate();
  AndroidThreeTen.init(this);
}

Why JSR-310?

JSR-310 was included in Java 8 as the java.time.* package. It is a full replacement for the ailing Date and Calendar APIs in both Java and Android. JSR-310 was backported to Java 6 by its creator, Stephen Colebourne, from which this library is adapted.

Why not use ThreeTenBP?

Similar to the problems with using Joda-Time on Android, the threetenbp uses a JAR resource for loading timezone information. This is an extremely inefficient mechanism on Android.

This library places the timezone information as a standard Android asset and provides a custom loader for parsing it efficiently.

Why not use Joda-Time?

Joda-Time has a very large API which brings with it a very large binary size and large method count. The creator of both JSR-310 and Joda-Time has also said that while Joda-Time isn't broken, it does have design flaws.

If you are using Joda-Time already, there's little reason to switch unless its size or method count is relevant to you. For new projects, however, this library offers the standard APIs in Java 8 as a much smaller package in not only binary size and method count, but also in API size.

Download

compile 'com.jakewharton.threetenabp:threetenabp:1.0.5'

Snapshots of the development version are available in Sonatype's snapshots repository.

License

Copyright (C) 2015 Jake Wharton

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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   http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

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