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From Andrew Grieve <>
Subject Re: [Android] Plugins to send on the ice flows to die
Date Sat, 23 Mar 2013 00:29:45 GMT
What's the alternative to Camera?

On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 6:04 PM, Filip Maj <> wrote:

> +1 geo and websql deprecation
> I would wait on camera until we actually do the api audit
> On 3/22/13 2:54 PM, "Joe Bowser" <> wrote:
> >Hey
> >
> >I'm currently looking through the plugins, and I'm thinking more and
> >more that Android has at least two plugins that I would like to see no
> >longer maintained once we break them off of the main repository.
> >
> >Geolocation:
> >-------------------
> >Our Geolocation doesn't actually give us anything that the browser
> >doesn't do.  I think that GPS could be done better, and that the spec
> >sucks. However our core plugins are supposed to follow the spec, and
> >since the browser on Android does this much better, there's no point
> >for this plugin to exist.
> >
> >WebSQL Storage:
> >----------------------------
> >Our WebSQL storage is pretty brittle and is just a shim to the raw
> >SQLite that Android creates.  There's no real exception handling, and
> >this could easily crash.  I would like to deprecate this and point
> >people to a third party plugin if they need their SQLite done.
> >
> >Camera
> >--------------
> >Also, we need to figure out how we capture things.  It'd be good if we
> >picked one way to do this over the other.  Right now mobile-spec seems
> >to use the Camera API, which I don't think is correct.  We need to
> >write a new test for this, because right now this isn't well tested.
> >I'd like to send the old Camera API on the ice flow in favour of
> >capture and the native URI handling.
> >
> >Thoughts on this?
> >
> >Joe

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