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From "Simon MacDonald (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-285) Add property returning root path of PhoneGap files
Date Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:24:12 GMT

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Simon MacDonald commented on CB-285:
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IMHO we should stick to the W3C spec. On Android PERSISTENT maps to the sdcard if available
or internal storage if not. Most of the questions we get is how to get to internal storage.
My suggestion would be to provide a new constant, APP for instance, that points to the internal
storage directory. Then publicize that we are we be switching the PERSISTENT constant to point
to APP in PG 3.0.0 to give people a chance to realize that they are not going to be saving
to the sdcard anymore. Then we keep the APP constant around for 6 months past 3.0.0 and deprecate
it.

Writing to the jail, seems to be what the users want, plus Joe/Fil are on board as well. I
just want to give the users a migration path.
                
> Add property returning root path of PhoneGap files
> --------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CB-285
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-285
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: CordovaJS
>    Affects Versions: 1.4.0
>         Environment: Both PhoneGap SDK and PhoneGap Build
>            Reporter: Ashley Gullen
>            Assignee: Andrew Grieve
>              Labels: features
>
> There needs to be a property in PhoneGap that returns the root path to the general files
added to the PhoneGap project (i.e. the directory index.html is in).  For example, if I add
'music.mp3' to my project, in Android it will be located in:
> /android_asset/www/music.mp3
> On iOS after being built with PhoneGap Build it will be located in some path like this:
> /var/mobile/Applications/<app_ID>/<name>.app/www/music.mp3
> However, there does not appear to be a programmatic way to determine both <app_ID>
and <name>.app.
> This has two side effects:
> 1. Paths to audio for Media must be hard-coded separately depending on the platform,
which is inconvenient.
> 2. Paths to audio for Media cannot be known if developing a framework that uses PhoneGap.
 Since a framework does not know the App ID or name in advance, it's impossible for the framework
to determine the correct path.
> This is actively blocking audio from working on iOS in PhoneGap projects exported by
Construct 2 (www.scirra.com), a HTML5 game creator.  Also, it seems like kind of an important
function to make available anyway, since hard-coding paths for each platform is a pain.
> This PhoneGap Support thread led to this issue: http://phonegap.tenderapp.com/discussions/questions/208-android_asset-equivalent-for-ios

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