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From Michal Mocny <>
Subject Re: Wondering what folks think about the default project
Date Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:31:14 GMT
Fil has mentioned that we will eventually add a way to specify the starting
app template (ie, the "hello world" app) at cordova create time.

In mobile-chrome-apps land we do this via an optional --source=... flag,
and it accepts a few "magic" values such as --source=spec to automatically
create a spec test app.  Perhaps whatever upstream solution we have for
this could also include special values such as --source=blank.


On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 1:50 PM, Ray Camden <> wrote:

> To be clear, I want it to be nothing!
> Once I know how to use PG, how does this sample app help me? It doesn't. I
> have to remove the JS, remove the CSS, remove the HTML.
> This is my ideal:
> One HTML file containing:
> <!DOCTYPE html>
> <html>
> <head>
> <script src="cordova.js"></script>
> </head>
> <body>
> </body>
> </html>
> That's it. Let me decide what JS file to add, what CSS file to add, etc.
> On 7/11/13 12:37 PM, "Anis KADRI" <> wrote:
> >What would be something better for developers ? Do you mean a better
> >boilerplate app ? It used to be a sample app that uses all the APIs but
> >people thought that was too complicated and didn't look good. Most of the
> >time it was broken too because it didn't get updated with newer releases.
> >
> >
> >On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 10:28 AM, Ray Camden <> wrote:
> >
> >> I can add this as a Jira item if it makes sense, but, what do folks
> >>think
> >> about the following:
> >>
> >> I'd like to propose that the 'default' PG app created by the CLI be
> >> changed. Right now it is cool. Looks neat. But is completely unnecessary
> >> after you've after learned how to use PG. It's a great example for folks
> >> learning PG, but for those of us who know and just want to get started
> >> quickly, it actually takes me more time to *remove* the HTML, CSS, and
> >>JS
> >> used in the default then it does to create a new project. Not to be over
> >> dramatic, but it really is the worst part of the process for me. Then
> >> again, I tend to make quite a few POCs with the CLI so this issue hits
> >>me
> >> more often than normal probably.
> >>
> >> I know the CLI is just copying a template (I've blogged on this before),
> >> but shouldn't the default be something better for developers?
> >>
> >>

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