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From Brian LeRoux...@brian.io>
Subject Re: Review of Core Platforms
Date Sun, 06 Jan 2013 23:00:12 GMT
trying to understand, you mean the label of core vs whatever is
meaningless but you do like having a baseline set of reqs for the
impl?

On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 2:04 PM, Dave Johnson <dave.c.johnson@gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't think it's good to be prescriptive about what a platform is - code
> and tests (based around that list of things @brian mentioned plus the
> plugin API) should determine what a platform is.
>
> If someone wants to contribute code and tests to create a platform they
> should be able to do so. There are places where Symbian devices are popular
> and in circulation - if someone wants to create a platform for that in
> Cordova they should be able to without having to convince you to add it to
> the core platforms on the wiki.
>
> On Friday, January 4, 2013, Brian LeRoux wrote:
>
>> Think its still good to make this distinction even though our scope is
>> going to drastically reduce (in a sense). The benefit of these labels
>> is to indicate how much involvement developers using Cordova can
>> expect the Cordova platform to maintain.
>>
>> Core platforms target an operating system, with devices in
>> circulation, providing:
>>
>> - A standard low level bridge API and utilities.
>> - Standard set of low level CLI tools
>> - Embeddable (if possible)
>> - InAppBrowser and other browser-ish shims like alerts, etc.
>> - [what else?]
>>
>> (I am also assuming that even though core plugins will be removed from
>> platforms we are going to continue maintaining those basic device
>> APIs.)
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM, Dave Johnson <dave.c.johnson@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > If we are moving towards a world where all that a platform has to do is
>> > implement the bridge / hack / ffi / whatever you want to call the message
>> > passing from webview to native such that a developer can compose apps
>> from
>> > available plugins, then is there any need for distinction between core or
>> > otherwise platforms? If people want to contribute, maintain and test the
>> > bridge code for a platform does that not make it core?
>> >
>> > On Friday, January 4, 2013, Ben Combee wrote:
>> >
>> >> Yeah, there is a bit of work happening in Open webOS right now... We've
>> got
>> >> ports to the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 hardware that are actively being
>> >> worked on by the community, and we've also got some x86 hardware working
>> >> with the webOS runtime environment being hosted on Ubuntu.... and then
>> >> there's the stuff that we've not announced yet. :)
>> >>
>> >> I expect there will be a bit of work around Cordova and webOS this year.
>> >> We just published an article on using Enyo 2 with Cordova for webOS
>> apps (
>> >>
>> >>
>> http://blog.openwebosproject.org/post/39278618299/javascript-apps-for-open-webos-with-enyo-and-cordova
>> >> ),
>> >> and as we evolve Open webOS, we're picking Cordova as our main runtime
>> to
>> >> handle letting various web frameworks (including Enyo 2) run on Open
>> webOS
>> >> devices, handling any adaptation from our built-in APIs to more standard
>> >> methods.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 3:03 PM, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > Its certainly up for debate, while webOS still is out there it is not
>> >> > shipping on any devices, nor has it for a couple of years.
>> >> >
>> >> > However, we are seeing an interesting trend towards web operating
>> >> > systems: chrome, windows, firefox, and tizen. This puts webOS in some
>> >> > good company and given the trend I could see interest piquing again
>> >> > this year if consumers have an easy way to get said bits onto an
>> >> > unlocked device.
>> >> >
>> >> > Markus is there a way to install webOS on Android devices yet? Maybe
>> >> > this is something we can help get going.
>> >> >
>> >> > On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 11:07 AM, Steven Gill <stevengill97@gmail.com>
>> >> > wrote:
>> >> > > WebOS still gets distributed unlike Symbian.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > -Steve
>> >> > >
>> >> > > On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 6:57 AM, Leutwyler, Markus
>> >> > > <markus.leutwyler@hp.com>wrote:
>> >> > >
>> >> > >> Should we put Open webOS/webOS back to the Core Platforms
since
>> >> > Cordova's
>> >> > >> importance is publicly documented?
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> See
>> >> > >>
>> >> >
>> >>
>> http://blog.openwebosproject.org/post/39278618299/javascript-apps-for-open-webos-with-enyo-and-cordova
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> Markus
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> > >> From: Filip Maj [mailto:fil@adobe.com]
>> >> > >> Sent: Donnerstag, 3. Januar 2013 22:44
>> >> > >> To: dev@cordova.apache.org
>> >> > >> Subject: Review of Core Platforms
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> Our CorePlatforms wiki article [1] has this:
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> ----
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> Core: These are the main platforms supported by the Apache
Cordova
>> >> > project.
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> * iOS
>> >> > >> * Android
>> >> > >> * BlackBerr

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