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From "M. Lantz" <>
Subject Re: PROPOSAL: node.js all the script things
Date Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:34:56 GMT

Agreed I pretty much only use Cordova cli at this stage to make apps and as such don't have
any issues keeping my node up to date or relying on is as a dependency. 

M. Lantz

On 2013-08-07, at 1:07 PM, Frank Hennig <> wrote:

> +1 for all platforms
> I think it's not really an completely new dependency. Some components actually depends
on node.js like cordova-cli and plugman. Many developers of cordova app's actually using grunt
or bower and other node related stuff to lint or to test their html and js code. 
> A consistent tool and script language it's easier to maintain an to debug. 
> On Aug 7, 2013, at 12:14 AM, Filip Maj wrote:
>> I would like to introduce node.js as a dependency for the platform
>> libraries, so that the platform scripts (bin/create, cordova/run, etc) are
>> written in node.
>> Pros:
>> - For multi-OS platforms (Android, BlackBerry), this reduces committer
>> cognitive load as the scripts do not need to be authored in two different
>> script languages (I.e. Shell for unix-y Oses, Wscript for Windows)
>> - consistency in tool/script language. Cordova-js, coho, cli and plugman
>> are all written on top of node.js.
>> Cons:
>> - Introducing a new dependency
>> NB: This is separate from platform-spec; I would like to see platform-spec
>> created/used regardless of the outcome of this thread.

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