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From Simon MacDonald <>
Subject Re: [Android] Plugins to send on the ice flows to die
Date Sun, 24 Mar 2013 14:25:24 GMT
+1 to killing Geolocation

-1 to killing WebSQL as you never know when Google is going to break WebSQL
support for the next version of Android. I'm all in favour of deprecating
it in favour of IndexedDB as that appears to be where things are moving.

Simon Mac Donald

On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 5:54 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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