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From Joe Bowser <>
Subject Re: Android: Use source files instead of .jar file
Date Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:04:45 GMT

This only caters to a minority of our users. Most of our users can't debug
Cordova, since they can't write Java (or even Javascript) well.

I think this will have far more things break and we'll have a huge backlash
from our mainstream users, just like when we deprecated plugins.
On Jun 17, 2013 12:48 PM, "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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