This question is going to sound strange but read on, i'll give the reason for asking at the end. We know from RTFM that
"Roku Advertising Framework" wrote:
:!: The following line must be placed in the manifest file for any applications using the Roku Ad Framework library:
My question is what is the "toll" (the price, cost) of manifesting that for an app which may not be using RAF?
Since it's an opt-in, i am guessing there is some
price to be paid - in time or RAM or /tmp disk - or else everybody will be getting that feature "toll-free"^ already.
Why do i care? Well the thing is the framework i am using (Marmalade) has a rather rigid build process targeting Roku platform. In particular it has a baked-in manifest template in which it does substitutions from a fixed list of pre-defined UI form entries. I found where the template is hidden and i can add a "bs_libs_required=roku_ads_lib" to it but that will be "hard-coded" and apply to all Roku projects. Which makes switching between projects with and without RAF an exercise with extra manual steps. Or i can just always manifest it, if it's cheap enough...
(^) in case one wonders where did i come with the "toll" expression, it's in my head from "toll-free bridging
" between NS (NextStep / Objective C) and CF (core foundation / pure C) APIs of Apple OSX/iOS world.