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From Brian>
Subject Re: (CB-2164) Revert CLI tools to using git
Date Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:41:53 GMT
One other thought---when we do move between versions we should be
going from /dist not from the scm.

On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 3:40 PM, Brian LeRoux <> wrote:
> As so long as this is abstracted into a discreet module so we can
> remove later I'm cool w/ it for dev purposes. Git is great for
> revision control but way overboard for transferring tarballs over
> http. When we eventually package into a stand alone binary executable
> (the goal) we do not want to have to bundle Git with it for that
> purpose. The audience for Cordova likely has Git so for now its no big
> deal but the audience for downstream distributions are web developers
> ---nuff said.
> On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 2:28 PM, Filip Maj <> wrote:
>> Bringing this to the list's attention. Should we or should we not have git
>> as a dependency for the cli tools?
>> I implemented it with git during the 'first-pass' implementation. Removed
>> it at Brian's request. Instead used github's convenient tag zipball url to
>> get specific tags downloaded onto a client machine.
>> Problem: the mirrors are wonky. First the blackberry mirror was down about
>> a month due to us changing the name during the TLP move. Now the Android
>> mirror is out of date by about a month or who knows what reason.
>> As such, to avoid this problem and actually have the cli tools functional,
>> I decided to go back to using git. Don't think the dependency is a huge
>> issue. This way, I can use the source repo (which is up a lot more often
>> than the mirrors, and can actually use it), as well as, once we tackle
>> moving between cordova versions for client apps, we will need to quickly
>> switch between tags anyways, which seems like git is a good use case for.
>> Thoughts?
>> In the mean time I will stop working on this issue. However, please note
>> that the CLI tools have not been working for about a month due to the
>> mirror issues I describe above.
>> On 1/7/13 12:44 PM, "Brian LeRoux (JIRA)" <> wrote:
>>>    [
>>>t-13546245 ]
>>>Brian LeRoux commented on CB-2164:
>>>Eh Fil, can we discuss on list? I really feel this is the wrong approach.
>>>> Revert CLI tools to using git
>>>> -----------------------------
>>>>                 Key: CB-2164
>>>>                 URL:
>>>>             Project: Apache Cordova
>>>>          Issue Type: Bug
>>>>          Components: CLI
>>>>    Affects Versions: 2.3.0
>>>>            Reporter: Filip Maj
>>>>            Assignee: Filip Maj
>>>>             Fix For: 2.4.0
>>>> There are too many issues with removing git as a dependency.
>>>> First, with future support coming for moving between different
>>>>versions, we will likely need to download and extract multiple versions
>>>>of the git repos.
>>>> Second, removing the git dependency and going with just tag downloads
>>>>from github is difficult at this time as the github mirrors are
>>>>inconsistent and keep getting backed up.
>>>> One thing that is stable is the canonical source repo.
>>>> For this issue, remove downloading and extracting tag zipballs.
>>>>Instead, clone the source and checkout the needed tags as necessary.
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