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From Bryan Higgins <br...@bryanhiggins.net>
Subject Re: BB10 bundling of node.js
Date Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:22:19 GMT
So for Cordova 3.0 in general, users will be required to pre-install a
minimum version of node globally?

We have had issues where upgrading node breaks stuff. I'd like to avoid
that and give users flexibility with their own system configuration.


On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 3:09 PM, Gord Tanner <gtanner@gmail.com> wrote:

> -1
>
> I would rather we just use the system version of node which would be the
> same version as the CLI.  I can't think of any reason a specific platform
> (aka BlackBerry) would need a special version of a common dependency.
>
> Also I don't think you can bundle binaries in an apache release.
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 3:01 PM, Bryan Higgins <bhiggins@blackberry.com
> >wrote:
>
> > I'd like to reopen the topic of bundling node js into the blackberry
> > platform.
> >
> > I have personally gotten feedback from users of errors which were caused
> by
> > node version inconsistencies. We have since updated the check_req script
> to
> > test for the minimum version of node we require, but that is not an ideal
> > solution since users may need a different node version installed globally
> > for other software.
> >
> > At a minimum, I'd like to give users the option to point to an alternate
> > version of node. I have logged a JIRA issue for that. [1]
> >
> > What I'd prefer to do, is bundle the node binaries into the distribution.
> > That would completely eliminate the dependency. Users would only need to
> > worry about setting up the native SDK.
> >
> > We already do this in the WebWorks SDK [2]
> >
> > I'm interested how the community feels about this. Are there any
> licensing
> > concerns in Apache hosting binaries without source?
> >
> > [1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-3798
> > [2]
> >
> >
> https://github.com/blackberry/BB10-Webworks-Packager/tree/master/third_party/node
> >
>

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