ProGuard and Debugging
Android’s infamous dex limit is a huge problem. One of the ways you can fix the problem is to use ProGuard. If you decide to use it, the you can look forward to 2 things.
- Longer build times.
- Not being able to debug your application, especially if you enable ProGuard in dev mode.
The first problem does not have a silver bullet solution; however the second one does. Adding the following 3 lines of code to your
proguard-rules.pro file will make your life a lot easier (and you will be able to debug your code).
-renamesourcefileattribute SourceFile -keepattributes SourceFile,LineNumberTable -printmapping outputfile.txt