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From Shazron <shaz...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: plan for handling updated device OS versions?
Date Tue, 06 Nov 2012 20:26:18 GMT
We couldn't plan for the iPhone 5 new dimensions / splashscreen that
enabled tall mode. Ideally we should release _after_ the new iOS/device
comes out to iron out the kinks.


On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 10:21 AM, Filip Maj <fil@adobe.com> wrote:

> Thanks for bringing this up.
>
> Last time we released 2.1 right _before_ iOS 6 came out (I believe) and it
> became obvious that we should pay more attention to manufacturer release
> schedules and plan for point releases to be in sync with those.
>
> In general our target has been Cordova support is ready to roll by the
> time the first real device running mobile OS XYZ version 1.2.3 lands in
> consumer hands.
>
> Moving forward I think option #2 you point out below should be the way to
> go (although we don't necessarily have access to beta programs with all
> vendors *cough* Apple *cough*). We will rely on Cordova's committers
> (especially the committers more in charge of owning one particular
> platform) to mention on the mailing list any soon-to-be-released OS
> revisions for their platform and help us schedule point releases
> accordingly. For example the 2.3 planning thread that is floating around
> right now is a good start. We should be doing these sorts of threads after
> every release IMO.
>
> On 11/5/12 1:15 PM, "Marcel Kinard" <cmarcelk@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >I'm seeing rumors on the web that iOS 6.1 is in the works from Apple and
> >there is a beta that recently opened. Is there any sort of target for
> >handling new device OS versions in Cordova? For example:
> >
> >- Cordova should support a new device OS in the next Cordova version 4-6
> >weeks after the OS becomes generally available
> >or
> >- through the participation of betas with the device vendor, and careful
> >release scheduling, Cordova should support a new device OS on day 1 that
> >a new OS becomes generally available
> >or
> >- (something else entirely, since these are just examples)
> >
> >The goal here would be to:
> >- provide some general direction to consumers and set realistic
> >expectations.
> >- provide specific direction to the Cordova development community, and
> >give us a target to shoot for.
> >- be consistent in our approach across all the OS vendors (assuming that
> >is desired).
> >
> >Has there been previous discussion on this topic? If not, what are your
> >ideas on this?
> >
> >-- Marcel Kinard
>
>

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