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From Filip Maj <>
Subject Re: [Android] Plugins to send on the ice flows to die
Date Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:04:28 GMT
+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:

>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.
>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.
>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?

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