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From Kerri Shotts <>
Subject Re: Android: Use source files instead of .jar file
Date Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:54:46 GMT
Big +1 from me: Being able to debug in to the IOS internals has saved me
more than once. Usually a change in the internals isn't necessary, but
often elucidates why my approach is failing, more than an error message (or
a silently failing error) does.

My only potential concern is build time. My machine builds (from scratch) a
Cordova project pretty quickly (a few tens of seconds at the longest). Any
longer than that and places where you have to clean the project and rebuild
might be frustrating. (Even so, I prefer being able to debug rather than
having a fast clean build).

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Kerri Shotts
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On Jun 17, 2013, at 14:48, Andrew Grieve <> wrote:

I'd like to propose that instead of having the create script compile a
version of Cordova into a .jar, that instead it copies over the source
files instead.

My main motivation is that doing so will make debugging native code much
easier since the source code will show up in Eclipse / Android Studio by
default instead of needing to reconfigure your project to get this to work.

We did the same change on iOS a while ago (moving from a precompiled
framework library to just copying over source files), and I think the
results were quite positive. It helps users file better bug reports, and I
think also encourages them to submit bug fixes. It will also make it easier
for Plugin developers to figure out our APIs since they'll be able to see &
tweak the code.

Agree / object?

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