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From Michael Wolf <>
Subject Re: cordova command cli and merges concept pull request
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:18:44 GMT
Yup I can add a test for this over the next couple days.


On 2/12/13 12:59 PM, "Filip Maj" <> wrote:

>BTW, Michael love the pull req, but is there any chance you can add tests
>for it?
>On 2/11/13 8:28 PM, "Michael Wolf" <> wrote:
>>Hey all:
>>I submitted a pull request for an enhancement of the addition of a merges
>>folder/concept into the cli build process.
>>The concept of merges is pretty simple, to support a common core web base
>>across platforms, but allow for deploying platform specific www content
>>to specific platforms.  The addition to the CLI tool adds a new folder
>>"merges" to the root level.  Upon running "cordova platforms add|remove
>>platform" a new folder is created under the "merges" folder (ie:
>>merges/ios , merges/android etc).  Upon running "cordova buid" any
>>content added to this folder will be deployed to the associated www
>>folder in the platforms.  This carries for either new content being
>>added, or more importantly overrides existing content from the www
>>folder.  For a very simple example imagine you have a css file named
>>css/chrome.css in the www folder, where you could have .backButton {
>>display:block;} , but then under merges/android/css/chrome.css you could
>>have .backButton{display:none;}, this is a very simplistic use but it
>>illustrates the concept. This additional workflow to the build system in
>>the cli enables some great processes for building a nice clean cordova
>>app for example.
>> *   Allows for keeping code clean and limits the need for platform
>>specific js logic per platform
>> *   Enables a process of mocking in custom plugins for in browser dev
>>(mocks under www real implementations under merges) , and not risking
>>this code filtering into production/device code
>> *   Allows for creating platform specific assets such as css / font /
>>images/ videos etc that only gets merged into the specific desired
>> *   Allows for accepting that each platform is unique and sometimes need
>>specific logic and or shims,  and always deserves the platform specific
>>love, and the build process should support doing this cleanly
>>Anywho    Š.. Would love to see this integrated in.

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