So I wanted to bump my Smack from 4.3-heavilydiverged to 4.4, and had to realize that in e98d42790a, the API level is raised from r9 to r21. As I’m currently targeting r14, this is an inacceptable change (for my project).
What is the specific reason for this API bump? Can we still make Smack 4.4.x work on Android 4.x (r14)?
Would it be possible to document the Java API / Android API levels somewhere, e.g. in https://github.com/igniterealtime/Smack/wiki/Smack-Release-Life-Cycle?