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From Shazron <>
Subject Re: Cordova-CLI: Version handling
Date Sat, 19 Jan 2013 17:35:41 GMT
One problem with upgrade scripts is some do modify the native code in their
app template (AppDelegate.m / MainViewController.m in iOS for example) --
how would we handle those?
I would think we would just report merge conflicts and let the devs
manually resolve? That's one thing - but potentially modifying devs'
existing code can be problematic.

 I have some ideas how to mitigate this if we decide to go this route: e.g
rename existing code method names that are updated in a new version (that
have been modified in the dev's existing project), inject the updated code
method, let the dev resolve later the differences. Their old code is still
there, we don't really touch it.

On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 11:35 AM, Anis KADRI <> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 9:55 AM, Filip Maj <> wrote:
> > One thing that strikes me as bad in this case is that the cli tools
> become
> > a global dependency. If you are managing multiple cordova projects that
> > use different cordova versions, it would be tricky to try to support both
> > projects simultaneously. Are we going up a slippery slope here?
> >
> With the current architecture, I believe it should upgrade all or none.
> Dealing with multiple cordova app versions within the same project is
> tricky and error prone.
> Side note: This is one of the reasons why having apps self-contained in a
> project vs separate can be an issue and why I wanted the cli tool to deal
> with apps independently.
> I agree that platform maintainers should start writing upgrade scripts
> (from one version to the version immediately after) instead of upgrade
> guides. The CLI would consume them.
> I also agree that downgrades should not be available.
> One tricky point as far as upgrades are concerned is plugins. How to
> upgrade them with Cordova versions ? Will they work properly if/when
> Cordova gets updated to a newer version ? Should the plugin spec be updated
> to reflect multiple cordova versions support ?

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