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From Brian>
Subject Re: A word about plugins
Date Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:51:04 GMT
Ya, that prototype was just a bunch of new file copying code and only
really would have only used npm for its publish and registry
functions. Much would be the same if we 'reused' another solution.
Cordova is a very unique project, and a bespoke tool is going to be
much easier to maintain rather than chasing other systems around.

Anis (and Lunny) argued for a tailored solution and given they were
writing most of the code I support that choice. In saying that, if you
want to prototype an alterative on top of the existing plugin spec
there is no harm in it. We will either get validation or be rewarded
with a better way.

On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 2:15 PM, Braden Shepherdson <> wrote:
> The original intention, circa maybe six months ago, was to use npm for the
> discovery and installation. Our use case doesn't match with npm, though. It
> makes certain assumptions about the way versions are handled, in
> particular, that we can't accept, because of the global plugin namespace
> problem mentioned above.
> Braden
> On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 8:58 AM, Marcel Kinard <> wrote:
>> It feels like we are trying to solve something that has been solved a
>> thousand times before:
>> Do we really need to be building something from scratch, or can we reuse
>> something that already exists?
>> -- Marcel Kinard

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