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From Anis KADRI <anis.ka...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: PhoneGap Plugins - Provide Versioning Advice
Date Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:44:16 GMT
Yes, the plan is to have plugins versionned and backwards compatible with
previous versions of Cordova. Depending on what cordova version you have
installed there will/should be a specific version of that plugin that works
with it. I will kick off a thread about this.


On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 7:10 AM, Michal Mocny <mmocny@chromium.org> wrote:

> Excellent Suggestion.  Plugin management is a huge focus for the next few
> months and likely the major change for cordova 3.0.  Expect improvements.
>  I'll let others speak to the specifics of the current plugin versioning
> plan, but its great to have outside feedback on what we should focus on.
>
> -Michal
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 2:56 AM, Ally Ogilvie <aogilvie@wizcorp.jp> wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am a great fan of rolling releases and pushing much needed features out
> > as soon as possible, something which the Cordova Team is awesome at
> doing!
> >
> > (Here comes the however) However, I hope that as a platform we want not
> > only indie developers but medium to large development studios to use the
> > platform too.
> >
> > Unfortunately something that always plagues software projects is updates
> > and stability etc.
> > In a commercial project lasting 6-12 months for game development stuck to
> > the same version of Cordova, its pretty common to see (from my
> experience)
> > that the kick ass plugin you wanted to use just jumped 10 versions of
> > Cordova rendering it backwards incompatible for you to use...
> >
> > Assuming you cannot assassinate your project manager or find the extra
> man
> > hours to upgrade your Cordova platform (plus all your other plugins), I
> > personally would love to see more advice given to plugin developers to
> > version their shit. The platform does it, why not the plugins...
> >
> > Branches at best, tags at the very least.
> >
> > the Plugin Development Guide seems to be a logic place for this
> >
> >
> http://docs.phonegap.com/en/2.5.0/guide_plugin-development_index.md.html#Plugin%20Development%20Guide
> >
> > I guess this would help developers use plugman too?
> >
> > (Rant over) :)
> >
> > Thanks all!
> >
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