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From Brian>
Subject Re: [cordova-cli] vendoring the platforms instead of lazy download
Date Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:13:23 GMT
It big. Certainly would be more efficient to lazy load, and cache so
offline works.

On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 11:04 AM, Gord Tanner <> wrote:
> There was some issues over download size for our cli, any idea what the size of all the
platforms are?
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 2013-03-22, at 1:42 PM, Braden Shepherdson <> wrote:
>> I'm content to have the vendoring, it has some advantages as you wrote.
>> However, I would also very much like to add a platform that's running from
>> somewhere on my local disk, as I described in my feature request in the doc.
>> So I propose a flag like cordova platform add android
>> --target=../../cordova-android   where that local directory can have
>> whatever locally patched code I want.
>> Braden
>> On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 1:37 PM, Brian LeRoux <> wrote:
>>> Right now we put the release of Cordova into the npm package for
>>> cordova-cli and we version lock the two. (Codova/CLI 2.5.x ===
>>> Cordova/Platform 2.5.latest).
>>> We did this because:
>>> - has to work offline
>>> - cannot have a Git dep to do development
>>> - issue tracking locked to the real version of Cordova
>>> We can solve all these issues. The code to do that isn't really a huge
>>> deal. But to add it we gain very little that isn't already achieved by
>>> vendoring. I'd like for us to be aware the current can be improved but
>>> its low priority compared to, say, ripple and plugin integration.

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