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From Simon MacDonald <>
Subject Re: Changes to requesting a PERSISTENT file system in Cordova-Android
Date Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:06:15 GMT
But I guess the immediate question is do we want to make this change for
1.5 or publicize we are making the change for a future release? Does this
need to go with a vote?

Simon Mac Donald

On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 5:27 PM, Filip Maj <> wrote:

> This is a good discussion to have. Blindly following a spec never gets you
> 100% where you want to go.
> Instead: what are reasonable storage options that as a developer using
> cordova you would like to see? Once that is decided on, define a simple
> spec for each of the options.
> So for the first question, in my mind having an idea of a "temporary"
> storage space - like Joe said, volatile memory - and "persistent" seem
> like two good options.
> Then, for simple constraints around the two options:
> To me, persistent is: data that I write to a persistent location is
> available across device restarts and will not be removed unless my
> application explicitly removes it (barring exceptional circumstances such
> as a device factory reset). The Android "Jail" is, for me, a good
> candidate to be considered the persistent storage location. A removable
> storage type such as an SD or media card is, in my mind, not a candidate
> to "persistent" storage.
> For temporary storage, the restrictions are much less. Figuring out any
> minimum time frames for how long a temporary storage location exists seems
> important. Should temporary storage be guaranteed across device restarts?
> Probably not. What about across application restarts? I'm not sure - I
> would say no, not guaranteed. Within an application session? I think so.
> Etc. etc. :)

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